Quantum Coherent Energy Transfer over Varying Pathways in Single Light-Harvesting Complexes

@article{Hildner2013QuantumCE,
  title={Quantum Coherent Energy Transfer over Varying Pathways in Single Light-Harvesting Complexes},
  author={R. Hildner and Daniel M. Brinks and J. Nieder and R. Cogdell and N. V. van Hulst},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={340},
  pages={1448 - 1451}
}
Coherence in Photosynthesis It is unclear how energy absorbed by pigments in antenna proteins is transferred to the central site of chemical catalysis during photosynthesis. Hildner et al. (p. 1448) observed coherence—prolonged persistence of a quantum mechanical phase relationship—at the single-molecule level in light-harvesting complexes from purple bacteria. The results bolster conclusions from past ensemble measurements that coherence plays a pivotal role in photosynthetic energy transfer… Expand
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