The role of resonant nuclear modes in vibrationally assisted energy transport: The LHCII complex.

  title={The role of resonant nuclear modes in vibrationally assisted energy transport: The LHCII complex.},
  author={Pallavi Bhattacharyya and Graham R. Fleming},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={153 4},
In this paper, we discuss the explicit role of resonant nuclear/vibrational modes in mediating energy transport among chlorophylls in the Light-harvesting Complex II (LHCII), the major light-harvesting complex in green plants. The vibrational modes are considered to be resonant/quasi-resonant with the energy gap between electronic excitons. These resonant vibrations, along with the remaining nuclear degrees of freedom, constitute the environment/bath to the electronically excited system and… 
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