Absorption linear dichroism measured directly on a single light-harvesting system: the role of disorder in chlorosomes of green photosynthetic bacteria.

@article{Furumaki2011AbsorptionLD,
  title={Absorption linear dichroism measured directly on a single light-harvesting system: the role of disorder in chlorosomes of green photosynthetic bacteria.},
  author={Shu Furumaki and F. V{\'a}cha and S. Habuchi and Y. Tsukatani and D. Bryant and M. Vacha},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={133 17},
  pages={
          6703-10
        }
}
Chlorosomes are light-harvesting antennae of photosynthetic bacteria containing large numbers of self-aggregated bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) molecules. They have developed unique photophysical properties that enable them to absorb light and transfer the excitation energy with very high efficiency. However, the molecular-level organization, that produces the photophysical properties of BChl molecules in the aggregates, is still not fully understood. One of the reasons is heterogeneity in the… Expand
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