Advances in electronic-structure calculations, structure-based theoretical modeling of quantum dynamics and spectroscopic tools are improving our understanding of photosynthetic energy transfer and energy conversion. Coherent multidimensional spectroscopy has revealed underlying electronic couplings and quantum dynamics in unprecedented detail, stimulating theoretical work to describe and interpret the experimental observations. This special issue celebrates the progress made in pushing the experimental and theoretical frontiers of photosynthesis research.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Multidimensional spectroscopy
- Nonadiabatic dynamics
- Excitation energy transfer
- Electron transfer
- Quantum dynamics
- Structure determination
- Long-wavelength limit
Graham Fleming, University of California, Berkeley
Jun Minagawa, National Institute for Basic Biology
Thomas Renger, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Jennifer P Ogilvie, University of Michigan
Qiang Shi, Chinese Academy of Science
Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.
How to submit:
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Communication, as appropriate.
- Under manuscript information → Title/Abstract → select “Invited Submission: No”.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select Special Topic: “Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting and Energy Conversion”