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Photosynthesis Research

, 102:305

First Online: 01 July 2009Received: 27 February 2009Accepted: 19 May 2009


Electron paramagnetic resonance EPR and, more recently, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance NMR have been employed to study photosynthetic processes, primarily related to the light-induced charge separation. Information obtained on the electronic structure, the relative orientation of the cofactors, and the changes in structure during these reactions should help to understand the efficiency of light-induced charge separation. A short introduction to the observables derived from magnetic resonance experiments is given. The relation of these observables to the electronic structure is sketched using the nitroxide group of spin labels as a simple example.

KeywordsMagnetic resonance EPR NMR Photosynthesis Nitroxides  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Martina Huber



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