Relaxation of Electronic Excitation in Biology: The Initial Processing of Photon Energy and Information

  • R. S. Knox
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 18)

Abstract

A review of the qualitative features of electronic excitation relaxation processes important to biological physics is given, with special emphasis on photosynthesis.

Keywords

Entropy Migration Chlorophyll Coherence Photosynthesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Knox
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of KyotoKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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