Accession Number:

AD1096797

Title:

Atomic Layer Semiconductors as Biological Analog Photocells for Intrinsically Regulated Light Harvesting

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jul 2018,31 Aug 2019

Corporate Author:

University of California Riverside United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Nature realizes a vast array of complex structures composed of molecular building blocks, the electronic structure of which can be well described by quantum mechanics. In photosynthetic light harvesting, quantum behavior has generated tremendous recent interest, yet the role of quantum coherence, a property of wave-like electronic states, remains controversial. We have established a new paradigm, based on internal thermodynamic fluctuations, which attempts to describe biological light harvesting without the need for quantum coherence.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE