Part One: Light Energy Capture and Energy Transfer.- 1. Structure-based Calculation of Pigment-protein and Excitonic Pigment-pigment Coupling in Photosynthetic Light-harvesting Complexes.- 2. Electron-Phonon and Exciton-Phonon Coupling in Light Harvesting, Insights from Line-Narrowing Spectroscopies.- 3. Photosynthetic Energy Transfer and Charge Separation in Higher Plants.- Part Two: Underlying Principles of Electron Transport.- 4. Tunneling in Electron Transport.- 5. Spin in Photosynthetic Electron Transport.- 6. Energy Changes in Photosynthetic Electron Transport: Probing Photosynthesis by Pulsed Photoacoustics.- Part Three: Separation and Stabilization of Charge.- 7. Mechanism of Primary Charge Separation in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers.- 8. Effects of Quasi-Equilibrium States on the Kinetics of Electron Transfer and Radical Pair Stabilization in Photosystem I.- 9. Energetics of Cofactors in Photosynthetic Complexes: Relationship Between Protein-Cofactor Interactions and Midpoint Potentials.- Part Four: Donor Side Intermediates and Water Splitting.- 10. The Radical Intermediates of Photosystem II.- 11. Structure-Function Relationships in the Mn4CaO5 Water Splitting Cluster.- 12. Water and Oxygen Diffusion Pathways within Photosystem II. Computational Studies of Controlled Substrate Access and Product Release.- Part Five: Evolution of the Photosynthetic Apparatus.- 13. From Ionizing Radiation to Photosynthesis.- 14. Origin of Oxygenic Photosynthesis from Anoxygenic Type I and Type II Reaction Centers.
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Examines the main physical processes in photosynthetic energy conversion