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Application of Electron Spin Resonance Techniques to Biochemical Systems: Current Information on Photosynthetic Systems

  • J. J. Heise
  • R. W. Treharne
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 3)

Abstract

ESR has the same advantage of being a nondestructive technique as does optical spectroscopy, and this makes it particularly applicable to biological systems. A review of various applications of ESR to biological systems will be given in such a way as to illustrate certain unique possibilities inherent in the method.

The light-induced ESR signals in photosynthetic plants were among the first biological systems to be studied and are still under intensive investigation. In plants light-energy conversion to useful chemical energy is a central problem. The information obtained by ESR related to this problem will be reviewed and possible interpretations discussed.

Keywords

Electron Spin Resonance Electron Spin Resonance Spectrum Microwave Power Green Plant Electron Spin Resonance Signal 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Heise
    • 1
  • R. W. Treharne
    • 1
  1. 1.Charles F. Kettering Research LaboratoryYellow SpringsUSA

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