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Photosynthesis uses quantum effectshttp://www.physorg.com/news95605211.html

http://www.physorg.com/news95605211.html

Through photosynthesis, green plants and cyanobacteria are able to transfer sunlight energy to molecular reaction centers for conversion into chemical energy with nearly 100-percent efficiency. Speed is the key - the transfer of the solar energy takes place almost instantaneously so little energy is wasted as heat. How photosynthesis achieves this near instantaneous energy transfer is a long-standing mystery that may have finally been solved.


Link thanks to yhlee.
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