Colloquium by Nikolaj Becker – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Colloquium by Nikolaj Becker

Thermodynamic geometry is used to optimize the electron transport chain of oxygenic photosynthesis. Dividing the series of light and dark reactions into four stages interconnected by three different electron carriers allows usage of a theorem from thermodynamic geometry to compute the least entropy producing way to transfer electrons from water to NADP. This nonspontaneous process is driven by absorption of a number of photons. By viewing the photon uptake as pure energy input, the optimal redox levels of the electron carrier pools are computed.

Colloquium by Nikolaj Becker