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dc.contributor.authorChen, Lipengen
dc.contributor.authorShenai, Prathameshen
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Fuluen
dc.contributor.authorSomoza, Alejandroen
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Yangen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-01T08:21:03Zen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T21:16:16Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-01T08:21:03Zen
dc.date.available2019-12-06T21:16:16Z-
dc.date.copyright2015en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationChen, L., Shenai, P., Zheng, F., Somoza, A., & Zhao, Y. (2015). Optimal Energy Transfer in Light-Harvesting Systems. Molecules, 20(8), 15224-15272.en
dc.identifier.issn1420-3049en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/103611-
dc.description.abstractPhotosynthesis is one of the most essential biological processes in which specialized pigment-protein complexes absorb solar photons, and with a remarkably high efficiency, guide the photo-induced excitation energy toward the reaction center to subsequently trigger its conversion to chemical energy. In this work, we review the principles of optimal energy transfer in various natural and artificial light harvesting systems. We begin by presenting the guiding principles for optimizing the energy transfer efficiency in systems connected to dissipative environments, with particular attention paid to the potential role of quantum coherence in light harvesting systems. We will comment briefly on photo-protective mechanisms in natural systems that ensure optimal functionality under varying ambient conditions. For completeness, we will also present an overview of the charge separation and electron transfer pathways in reaction centers. Finally, recent theoretical and experimental progress on excitation energy transfer, charge separation, and charge transport in artificial light harvesting systems is delineated, with organic solar cells taken as prime examples.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesMoleculesen
dc.rights© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en
dc.titleOptimal Energy Transfer in Light-Harvesting Systemsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science & Engineeringen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/molecules200815224en
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