Long-lived quantum coherence in photosynthetic complexes at physiological temperature

  title={Long-lived quantum coherence in photosynthetic complexes at physiological temperature},
  author={Gitt Panitchayangkoon and Dugan Hayes and Kelly A. Fransted and Justin R. Caram and Elad Harel and Jianzhong Wen and Robert Eugene Blankenship and Gregory S. Engel},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={12766 - 12770}
Photosynthetic antenna complexes capture and concentrate solar radiation by transferring the excitation to the reaction center that stores energy from the photon in chemical bonds. This process occurs with near-perfect quantum efficiency. Recent experiments at cryogenic temperatures have revealed that coherent energy transfer—a wave-like transfer mechanism—occurs in many photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes. Using the Fenna–Matthews–Olson antenna complex (FMO) as a model system, theoretical… 

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