ASU-led study yields first snapshots of water splitting in photosynthesis

July 9, 2014 5:15 PM

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The Oxygen-Evolving Complex (OEC) of PS II cycles through five states, S0 to S4, where four electrons are sequentially extracted from the OEC in four light–driven, charge-separation events. The black ellipses show snapshots of the metal cluster observed in this study.

ASU graduate students Christopher Kupitz and Shibom Basu with professor Petra Fromme in front of the large photobioreactor used in the Photosystem II study.

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