Primary reactions in photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides – time constants of the initial electron transfer

Dominguez, P. N., Himmelstoss, M., Michelmann, J., Lehner, F. T., Gardiner, A. T., Cogdell, R. J. and Zinth, W. (2014) Primary reactions in photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides – time constants of the initial electron transfer. Chemical Physics Letters, 601, pp. 103-109. (doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2014.03.085)

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Abstract

The primary dynamics of reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides at room temperature are studied at low excitation intensities and low excitation rates. Analysis based on singular value decomposition yields three time constants in the picosecond range (ca. 1.2 ps, 3.5 ps and 220 ps). The spectral and temporal signatures are fully consistent with the step-wise electron transfer model published previously, with a first electron transfer to the bacteriochlorophyll with a time constant of 3.5 ps and a second 1.2 ps transfer to the bacteriopheophytin. No indications for adiabatic electron transfer are found in the time range >0.5 ps.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cogdell, Professor Richard and Gardiner, Dr Alastair
Authors: Dominguez, P. N., Himmelstoss, M., Michelmann, J., Lehner, F. T., Gardiner, A. T., Cogdell, R. J., and Zinth, W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Chemical Physics Letters
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0009-2614
ISSN (Online):1873-4448

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