Chapter 4. The Design of Natural Photosynthetic Antenna Systems

  1. Dr. Anthony F. Collings2 and
  2. Prof. Christa Critchley3
  1. Nancy E. Holt,
  2. Harsha M. Vaswani and
  3. Graham R. Fleming

Published Online: 9 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606742.ch4

Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application

Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application

How to Cite

Holt, N. E., Vaswani, H. M. and Fleming, G. R. (2005) The Design of Natural Photosynthetic Antenna Systems, in Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application (eds A. F. Collings and C. Critchley), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606742.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    CSIRO Industrial Physics, PO Box 218, Lindfield, NSW 2070, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry, Berkeley, CA 94720-1460, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 5 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310906

Online ISBN: 9783527606740

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Keywords:

  • design of natural photosynthetic antenna systems;
  • conventional Förster theory;
  • light-harvesting complexes;
  • photochemistry;
  • photoprotection in the bacterial reaction center;
  • photosynthetic light harvesting

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Confined Geometries: From Weak to Strong Coupling and Everything in Between

    • Conventional Förster Theory: B800 to B800 Intra-band Energy Transfer

    • Generalized Förster Theory: B800 to B850 Inter-band Energy Transfer

    • Generalized Förster Theory with the Transition Density Cube Method: Car to Bchl Inter-pigment Energy Transfer

    • Modified Redfield Theory: Intra-band B850 Exciton Dynamics

  • Energetic Disorder Within Light-harvesting Complexes

    • From Isolated Complexes to Membranes: Disorder in LH2

    • Photosystem I

  • Photochemistry and Photoprotection in the Bacterial Reaction Center

  • The Regulation of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References