Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Researchers at St John’s College, University of Cambridge have used semi-artificial photosynthesis to explore new ways to produce and store solar energy. They used natural sunlight to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen using a mixture of biological components and human-made technologies. The researchers have successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering […]

Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis. Yulia Pushkar, a Purdue assistant professor of physics involved in the research said, “The proteins we study are part of the most efficient system ever built, capable of converting the energy from the sun into chemical energy […]

A team at University College London (UCL) has theoretical evidence to identify features in biological systems that can only be predicted by quantum physics, and for which no classical analogues exist. The issue is light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical […]

To date various research groups around the world have shown that a quantum mechanic phenomenon is connected to a highly efficient energy transport.  The photosynthetic organisms, such as plants and some bacteria, have mastered this process.  In less than a couple of trillionths of a second 95 percent of the sunlight energy they absorb is […]

Ramaraja Ramasamy, assistant professor in the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Engineering said, “We have developed a way to interrupt photosynthesis so that we can capture the electrons before the plant uses them to make sugars.” Ramasamy is also a member of UGA’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. The sun is the largest source […]

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