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Coherence in photosynthesis

Evidence is growing that quantum coherence plays a role in photosynthesis. Better understanding of this process might help us design more efficient solar cells to harness the Sun's energy.

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Scholes, G. Coherence in photosynthesis. Nature Phys 7, 448–449 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys2013

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