Ultrafast Energy Transfer in an Artificial Photosynthetic Antenna
1 IFN-CNR, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and The Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1605, United States
We temporally resolved energy transfer kinetics in an artificial light-harvesting dyad composed of a phthalocyanine covalently linked to a carotenoid. Upon carotenoid photo-excitation, energy transfers within ≈100fs (≈52% efficiency) to the phthalocyanine.
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