Springer Proceedings in Physics

Primary Processes in Photobiology

Proceedings of the 12th Taniguchi Symposium, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, December 7–12, 1986

Editors: Kobayashi, Takayoshi (Ed.)

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Living things use solar energy in two ways: in the transmission of information and in the conversion of light energy to chemical energy. In order to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of highly sensitive visual responses and other photosensitive responses of biological systems, and the very efficient transduction of photoenergy to chemical energy in photosynthesis, it is important to observe molecular processes in biological systems. Using highly developed laser spectroscopic techniques, great progress has recently been achieved in the area of various primary processes in photobiology. It was therefore an excellent time to hold the 12th Taniguchi International Symposium, Biophysics Division, on Primary Processes in Photobiology. This volume is the proceedings of that symposium. Among the topics discussed are the femtosecond molecular processes in photosynthetic bacteriochlorophyll and the recently discovered intermediates in the photocycles of rhodopsin (found in the visual pigments of many animals), bacteriorhodopsin (found in the proton-pumping pigments of halobacteria) and retinochrome. New techniques for the measurement of the primary processes are also reported.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Vibrational and Electronic Dephasing Time Measurement with the Use of Temporally Incoherent Light

    Hattori, T. (et al.)

    Pages 2-11

  • Energy Gap Law in Electron Transfer Reaction

    Kakitani, T.

    Pages 14-22

  • Analysis of the Excitation Energy Transfer in Spinach Chloroplasts at Room Temperature

    Mimuro, M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Photonic Energy Transport in Phycobilin-Chlorophyll System: A Comparative Study with Artificial Multilayer Films

    Yamazaki, I. (et al.)

    Pages 33-42

  • Calculations of Spectroscopic Properties and Electron Transfer Kinetics of Photosynthetic Bacterial Reaction Centers

    Parson, W. W. (et al.)

    Pages 43-51

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primary Processes in Photobiology
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 12th Taniguchi Symposium, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, December 7–12, 1986
Editors
  • Takayoshi Kobayashi
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Physics
Series Volume
20
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-72835-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-72835-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-72837-2
Series ISSN
0930-8989
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 243
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
Topics