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Efficient energy transport in photosynthesis: roles of coherence and entanglement

Patel, Apoorva D (2011) Efficient energy transport in photosynthesis: roles of coherence and entanglement. In: 75 YEARS OF QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT: FOUNDATIONS AND INFORMATION THEORETIC APPLICATIONS: S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences Silver Jubilee Symposium, 06–10 January 2011 , Kolkata, India.

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Recently it has been discovered---contrary to expectations of physicists as well as biologists---that the energy transport during photosynthesis, from the chlorophyll pigment that captures the photon to the reaction centre where glucose is synthesised from carbon dioxide and water, is highly coherent even at ambient temperature and in the cellular environment. This process and the key molecular ingredients that it depends on are described. By looking at the process from the computer science view-point, we can study what has been optimised and how. A spatial search algorithmic model based on robust features of wave dynamics is presented.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: AIP Conference Proceedings
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 05:01
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2013 05:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46270

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