Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160103797 [ 2016-12-30 - 2021-10-31 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Tak Kee (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Gregory Scholes (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Quantum Coherences in Artificial Light-Harvesting Complexes. The aim of this project is to relate efficient energy and electron transfer processes in molecular materials to the presence of quantum coherences. The ongoing debate on the role of quantum coherences in the efficient harvesting of sunlight of photosynthesis appears to be limited by the complexity of the biological systems and a lack of high instrumentation sensitivity. Using molecular systems and a highly sensitive method, this project aims to reveal the effects of molecular conformation and geometry on quantum coherences. The outcome is likely to improve our understanding of nature's remarkable ability to harvest energy efficiently from the sun and foster new approaches that increase the efficiency of light-harvesting systems.

Funding Amount $372,900

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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