n Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie - 'n Ondersoek na die opgewekte elektroniese toestande van karotenoïede in die hoofligversamelingskompleks van plante (LHCII) deur femtosekondepompproefspektroskopie : referaatopsomming

Volume 35 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0254-3486
  • E-ISSN: 2222-4173



Photosynthesis involves the main plant light-harvesting complex (LHCII) pigments (chlorophylls and carotenoids). These pigments absorb and transfer photoenergy to lower excited electronic energy states. Carotenoids protect plants against over-illumination. The ultrafast dynamics of carotenoid excited states in spinach leaves were investigated upon intensity-dependent, selective carotenoid excitation through femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy.

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