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    • Atomistic Study of Energy Funneling in the Light-Harvesting Complex of Green Sulfur Bacteria 

      Huh, Joonsuk; Saikin, Semion K.; Brookes, Jennifer Clare; Valleau, Stephanie; Fujita, Takatoshi; Aspuru-Guzik, Alan (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2014)
      Phototrophic organisms such as plants, photosynthetic bacteria, and algae use microscopic complexes of pigment molecules to absorb sunlight. Within the light-harvesting complexes, which frequently have several functional ...
    • Memory-Assisted Exciton Diffusion in the Chlorosome Light-Harvesting Antenna of Green Sulfur Bacteria 

      Fujita, Takatoshi; Brookes, Jennifer Clare; Saikin, Semion K.; Aspuru-Guzik, Alan (American Chemical Society, 2012)
      Chlorosomes are likely the largest and most efficient natural light-harvesting photosynthetic antenna systems. They are composed of large numbers of bacteriochlorophylls organized into supramolecular aggregates. We explore ...
    • The Swipe Card Model of Odorant Recognition 

      Brookes, Jennifer Clare; Horsfield, Andrew P.; Stoneham, A. Marshall (Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), 2012)
      Just how we discriminate between the different odours we encounter is not completely understood yet. While obviously a matter involving biology, the core issue is a matter for physics: what microscopic interactions enable ...
    • Theoretical characterization of excitation energy transfer in chlorosome light-harvesting antennae from green sulfur bacteria 

      Fujita, Takatoshi; Huh, Joonsuk; Saikin, Semion K.; Brookes, Jennifer Clare; Aspuru-Guzik, Alan (Springer Science + Business Media, 2014)
      We present a theoretical study of excitation dynamics in the chlorosome antenna complex of green photosynthetic bacteria based on a recently proposed model for the molecular assembly. Our model for the excitation energy ...