Magnetic Resonance of the Triplet State of Carotenoids in Photosynthesis

  • A. Angerhofer
  • V. Aust
Conference paper


The carotenoid triplet states in the B880-RC antenna-reaction centre complexes of 4 different purple bacteria strains have been detected and identified according to the chain length of the corresponding carotenoid. The D and E values are roughly proportional to the inverse of the number of isoprenoid units.




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    O. L. J. Gijzeman, A. Sykes, Photochemistry and Photobiology 18, 339–341 (1973)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Angerhofer
    • 1
  • V. Aust
    • 1
  1. 1.3. Physikalisches InstitutUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Federal Republic of Germany

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