Photosynthesis in action observed thanks to world’s most powerful X-ray flashlight

July 10, 2014 11:44 AM

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Photosynthesis in action observed thanks to world’s most powerful X-ray flashlight

“A deeper understanding of photosynthesis could for instance aid the development of better solar cells,” one researcher says.

Researchers have made the first observation of the molecular dynamics of photosystem II. Using the world’s most powerful X-ray flashlight, they recorded still frames of photosystem II as it divides water into hydrogen and oxygen.

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