Vibrations Enhance Efficiency of Photosynthesis in Plant Leaves

July 14, 2014 1:32 PM

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Scientists are taking a closer look at photosynthesis with the help of short pulses of light and now, they've found out how vibrations can actually enhance the efficiency of this process. The findings could help engineers potentially make more efficient solar cells and energy storage systems.

Photosynthesis allows plants and some bacteria to turn sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into energy for themselves in addition to oxygen for animals to breathe. It's one of the most important biochemical processes on Earth, though researchers still don't fully understand how it works.

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