Early Steps in Bacterial Photosynthesis. Comparison of Three Mechanisms

  • R. A. Marcus
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 149)


Mechanisms for the early electron transfer steps in the bacterial photosynthetic reaction center are discussed. An internal consistency test is described which places a real constraint on the unknown parameters. A resulting possible paradox is described, together with proposed electric field measurements and an alternate mechanism.


Triplet State Radical Pair Reaction Coordinate Configuration Interaction Charge Transfer Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Marcus
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  1. 1.Noyes Laboratory of Chemical PhysicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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