Environment-assisted quantum walks in photosynthetic energy transfer.

  title={Environment-assisted quantum walks in photosynthetic energy transfer.},
  author={Masoud Mohseni and Patrick Rebentrost and Seth Lloyd and Al{\'a}n Aspuru‐Guzik},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={129 17},
Energy transfer within photosynthetic systems can display quantum effects such as delocalized excitonic transport. Recently, direct evidence of long-lived coherence has been experimentally demonstrated for the dynamics of the Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) protein complex [Engel et al., Nature (London) 446, 782 (2007)]. However, the relevance of quantum dynamical processes to the exciton transfer efficiency is to a large extent unknown. Here, we develop a theoretical framework for studying the role… 

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