Monday, February 9, 2009

Studying Photosynthesis

Dublin and London researchers are using super-fast lasers to clarify the intricacies of photosynthesis and energy transfer. The laser pulses allow extraordinary refinement - electron-level detail of photosynthetic processes. The research could lead to improved solar cell efficiency. It also offers the thrilling prospect of better understanding photosynthesis, the process that animates the world (see image of global photosynthesis).

(image credit: wikipedia.org)