Electron Transfer in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers: Optimization in Model and Nature
We discuss the principles of optimal charge separation processes in bacterial reaction centers. Non-adiabatic electron transfer (ET) theory is combined with a Darwinian optimization. Our results reveal that the ET cascade is stable with respect to severe perturbations in the last ET step to maintain efficient charge separation.
KeywordsGenetic Algorithm Electron Transfer Pareto Front Bacterial Reaction Center Fermi Golden Rule
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- 2.B. P. Fingerhut, W. Zinth and R. deVivie-Riedle, manuscript in preparation.Google Scholar