Lack of long-lived quantum coherence in the photosynthetic energy transfer
1 Max Planck-Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
2 I. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Hamburg, Jungiusstraße 9, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
3 The Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
4 Institute of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology, College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G128QQ, United Kingdom
5 The Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Toronto, M5S 3H6 Canada
6 Department of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Lasers, life and Biophotonics, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, DeBoelelaan, 1081, HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Published online: 16 April 2019
We have studied the FMO, LHCII and PSII reaction center complex by electronic 2D spectroscopy. At ambient temperature the electronic coherences are too short lived to play any functional role in the natural energy transfer.
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