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Theory and Experiment in Photosynthetic Electron Transfer

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The recent determination of the crystallographic structure of a bacterial photosynthetic reaction center has provided an important framework for treating electron transfers in these systems. As in electron transfers in simpler systems, a knowledge of both the structure and the thermodynamics is needed for understanding the experimental results on reaction rates at the fundamental level. In this lecture we first describe the theory of simple electron transfer reaction rates, and then consider how the resulting interaction between theory and experiment may assist us in treating electron transfers in the photosynthetic reaction center.

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  • Electron Transfer
  • Radical Pair
  • Electron Transfer Reaction
  • Fluorescence Anisotropy
  • Equilibrium Geometry

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Marcus, R.A. (1990). Theory and Experiment in Photosynthetic Electron Transfer. In: Baltscheffsky, M. (eds) Current Research in Photosynthesis. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0511-5_1

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