Newsletter registration

By using our website, you are agreeing to cookies being stored and Google Analytics being used on your device in order to offer the best possible service. You can find more information on thishere.
Austria.
Dynamic Business Location.

Vienna University of Technology researchers focusing on quantum effects of photosynthesis

In photosynthesis, plants and some bacteria convert sunlight into electrochemical energy with the help of molecule complexes rich in chlorophyll. A special quantum effect – a particularly long-lasting, stimulated quantum state – has become the center of attention in recent years. These special states are supposedly responsible for the transfer of energy within the molecular complexes, and thus for the high level of efficiency.

The researchers created a model system in the laboratory. Instead of chlorophyll, they use cyanide dye molecules which then make up tube-like molecule complexes. The reason for the efficiency of photosynthesis is the link between vibration and electronic stimuli enabling the quick and efficient transfer of light energy in the molecular groups.

The scientists hope to develop better solar cells as a result of this improved understanding of photosynthesis. These cells should have similarly good properties as the biological power stations of the cells.

Service: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms8755

 

Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Linkedin

Testimonials

Events

Meet us at events, seminars and trade shows - worldwide.

  • Seminar for ICT-Industry

    22.11.2018, Prague, Czech Republic

Austria Map

Find the perfect location for your company

One of Austria's key strengths as a business destination is its highly qualified and motivated skilled workforce for research and development, especially in the scientific sector.

Nestlé Austria

Logo
More testimonials

news from the business location Austria

Lancor Scientific researches in Austria

. Lancor is developing a blockchain-based AI tool to enable the early identification of uterine cancer.

Startup Hotspot Austria

The Austrian government expects its Land of Founders strategy to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit and the courage to set up companies. The objective is to transform Austria into the most founder-friendly country in Europe. The initiatives have already borne fruit. The startup scene in Austria has been experiencing a strong boom over years now.

More news All blog posts