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[Question]Fluorescence quenching and artificial photosynthesis

  1. Jun 10, 2006 #1
    Here is the situation. I know what Fluorescence quenching is. But what is its utility in the study of artificial photosynthesis ?

    A simple explanation connectin the two will do fine
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  3. Jun 10, 2006 #2


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    What do you think fluorescence quenching is? This will tell us if you really do understand that correctly first.

    What do you mean by "artificial" photosynthesis?

    You need to show us your thoughts before we can help you.
  4. Jun 11, 2006 #3
    Remember that molecular oxygen ([itex]O_{2}[/itex]) is an excellent fluorescence quencher because of its triplet ground state.

    What does oxygen have to do with photosynthesis?

    Take a look at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=98930" [Broken]. How does it use fluorescence quenching?
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