Advertisement

Femtosecond Studies of the Reaction Center of Rhodopseudomonas viridis: The Very First Dynamics of the Electron-Transfer Processes

  • W. Zinth
  • M. C. Nuss
  • M. A. Franz
  • W. Kaiser
  • H. Michel
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 42)

Abstract

The X-ray structure analysis of crystals made up of reaction centers (RC) of Rhodopseudomonas viridis provides us with the information on the location and orientation of the various pigments in the protein matrix /1, 2/. After many years of speculation one is now in the position to predict unequivocally the path of the electron in the RC following the absorption of a photon by the special pair in the RC. This note is concerned with the time-dependence of the very first events.

Keywords

Absorbance Change Special Pair Break Curve Reaction Center Preparation Improve Time Resolution 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    H. Michel, J. Mol. Biol. 158, 567 (1982)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    J. Deisenhofer, O. Epp, K. Miki, R. Huber, H. Michel, J. Mol. Biol. 180, 385 (1984)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    R.L. Fork, B.I. Greene, C.V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    For details on the experimental set-up see: M.C. Nuss, W. Zinth, W. Kaiser, E. Rölling, D. Oesterhelt, Chem. Phys. Lett. 117, 1 (1985)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    W. Zinth, M. Sander, J. Dobler, W. Kaiser, H. Michel, same proceedingsGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    M.S. Davis, A. Forman, T.K. Hanson, J.P. Thornber, J. Fajer, J. Phys. Chem. 83, 3325 (1979)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    F. Graf, A. Penzkofer, Optics and Quant. Electron. 17, 53 (1985)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    D. Holten, C. Hoganson, M.W. Windsor, C.C. Schenck, W.W. Parson, A. Migus, R.L. Fork, C.V. Shank, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 592, 461 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Zinth
    • 1
  • M. C. Nuss
    • 1
  • M. A. Franz
    • 1
  • W. Kaiser
    • 1
  • H. Michel
    • 2
  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für BiochemieMartinsriedGermany

Personalised recommendations