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Fourier Transform Infrared Studies of the Secondary Electron Acceptor, A1

  • Gary Hastings
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 24)


Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) difference spectroscopy is a useful tool for the study of the structural details of electron transfer cofactors (and their binding sites) in photosynthetic complexes. To date, most FTIR difference spectroscopic studies of photosynthetic complexes have been static experiments in the sense that a steady-state population of an excited state species is photo-accumulated. In intact Photosystem I (PS I) particles the P700+A1 state is short-lived, and not easily studied using static FTIR difference techniques.


Difference Band FTIR Difference Spectrum Mercury Cadmium Telluride Detector Secondary Electron Acceptor FTIR Difference Spectroscopy 
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  • Gary Hastings
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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