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Quantum mechanics of energy transfer in photosynthesis discovered [Registered]

The efficiency of photovoltaic cells currently on the market is around 20%. What hidden mechanism does nature use to transfer energy so efficiently? Various research groups around the world have shown that this highly efficient energy transport is connected to a quantum-mechanical phenomenon. However, until now, no one had directly observed the possible impacts of such a quantum transport mechanism at work at room temperature. In an article published in the journal Science, researchers from ICFO- Institute of Photonic Sciences (in Spain), in collaboration with biochemists from the University of Glasgow, have been able to show for the first time…

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