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 […]

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are working toward a better understanding of how a large complex of proteins, called Photosystem II, is able to split water molecules into oxygen, electrons and hydrogen ions (protons). Splitting the water for the hydrogen and […]