Comment on 'Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of light absorption'

Andrews, David (2000) Comment on 'Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of light absorption'. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 33 (6). 1297–1299. ISSN 0305-4470

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A recent paper by Meszéna and Westerhoff (1999 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 32 301) has aimed to address what is referred to as a principal question of biological thermodynamics, the possibility of describing photosynthesis in terms of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The issue is associated with a misrepresentation of the fundamental photophysics involved, and as a result the analysis is invalid.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 17:01
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 13:41
DOI: 10.1088/0305-4470/33/6/401


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