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Have we solved quantum photosynthesis?

  1. Aug 11, 2016 #1

    EnumaElish

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  3. Aug 11, 2016 #2

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    Even though the researchers market the idea as a bionic "leaf," their method of energy generation has little in common with biological photosynthesis. They use photovoltaic cells instead of the biological photosystems to harvest energy from light:
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/a...s-more-efficient-than-natural-photosynthesis/

    Here's a citation to the study being discussed:
    Liu et al. 2016 Water splitting–biosynthetic system with CO2 reduction efficiencies exceeding photosynthesis. Science 357: 1210. doi:10.1126/science.aaf5039
    Abstract:
     
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