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Understanding High Efficiency Solar Photosynthesis

Berkeley Labs researchers are working to understand the quantum entanglement used to drive efficient conversion of solar rays through photosynthesis. ...
... "Green plants and certain bacteria are able to transfer the energy harvested from sunlight through a network of light harvesting pigment-protein complexes and into reaction centers with nearly 100-percent efficiency. " ...
Via Science Daily: Quantum Entanglement Behind Photosynthesis

Quantum entanglement research: The research team was surprised to see that significant entanglement persisted between molecules in the light harvesting complex that were not strongly coupled (connected) through their electronic and vibrational states. They were also surprised to see how little impact temperature had on the degree of entanglement.

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