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Title: The contributions of 49ers to the measurements and models of ultrafast photosynthetic energy transfer

Abstract

Progress in measuring and understanding the mechanism of the elementary energy transfer steps in photosynthetic light harvesting from roughly 1949 to the present is sketched with a focus on the group of scientists born in 1949 ± 1. Improvements in structural knowledge, laser spectroscopic methods, and quantum dynamical theories have led to the ability to record and calculate with reasonable accuracy the timescales of elementary energy transfer steps. The importance of delocalized excited states and of near-field Coulombic coupling is noted. The microscopic understanding enables consistent coarse graining and should enable a much-improved understanding of the regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1393126
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Photosynthesis Research; Journal Volume: 135; Journal Issue: 1-3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Fleming, Graham R. The contributions of 49ers to the measurements and models of ultrafast photosynthetic energy transfer. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/s11120-017-0360-4.
Fleming, Graham R. The contributions of 49ers to the measurements and models of ultrafast photosynthetic energy transfer. United States. doi:10.1007/s11120-017-0360-4.
Fleming, Graham R. Tue . "The contributions of 49ers to the measurements and models of ultrafast photosynthetic energy transfer". United States. doi:10.1007/s11120-017-0360-4.
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author = {Fleming, Graham R.},
abstractNote = {Progress in measuring and understanding the mechanism of the elementary energy transfer steps in photosynthetic light harvesting from roughly 1949 to the present is sketched with a focus on the group of scientists born in 1949 ± 1. Improvements in structural knowledge, laser spectroscopic methods, and quantum dynamical theories have led to the ability to record and calculate with reasonable accuracy the timescales of elementary energy transfer steps. The importance of delocalized excited states and of near-field Coulombic coupling is noted. The microscopic understanding enables consistent coarse graining and should enable a much-improved understanding of the regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting.},
doi = {10.1007/s11120-017-0360-4},
journal = {Photosynthesis Research},
number = 1-3,
volume = 135,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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