Tanya Monger

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Chromatophores from photosynthetic bacteria were excited with flashes lasting approx. 15 ns. Transient optical absorbance changes not associated with the photochemical electron-transfer reactions were interpreted as reflecting the conversion of bacteriochlorophyll or carotenoids into triplet states. Triplet states of various carotenoids were detected in(More)
Fluorescence lifetimes have been determined for four strains of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Chromatophore samples were excited with a single picosecond flash, and the fluorescence was detected with a streak camera. The decay times are 100 psec in strains 2.4.1 and Ga, and 300 psec in the carotenoidless strain R-26. These times are related to the transfer(More)
Purified photochemical reaction centers from three strains of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides and two of Rhodospirillium rubrum were reduced with Na2S2O4 so as to block their photochemical electron transfer reactions. They then were excited with flashes lasting 5-30 ns. In all cases, absorbance measurements showed that the flash caused the immediate formation(More)
Psychological responses to personal relative deprivation based on self/outgroup comparisons (named self/outgroup PRD) were explored among women in science, engineering, and technology according to the Psychological Disengagement Model. Three studies revealed that the experience of self/outgroup PRD increased women's likelihood of discounting the feedback(More)
Bovine rhodopsin and isorhodopsin were excited with a single 530-nm, 7-ps light pulse emitted by a mode-locked Nd 3+ glass laser at room temperature. Within 3 ps of excitation, absorbance changes due to formation of bathorhodopsin were observed. The difference spectra generated during and 100 ps after pulse excitation are presented. The data show that(More)
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