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The Steady State Induced by Natural Incoherent Light: Rates, Dynamics and Coherences Brumer, Paul


Processes induced by natural light (e.g. photosynthesis, vision) display properties distinct from those often studied in the laboratory using pulsed laser irradiation. The natural processes display complexities associated with systems operating in steady state and coupled to both an irradiative bath as well as a thermal protein environment. $$ $$ We have examined assorted problems associated with such systems, such as the presence or absence of stationary coherences, tests for the range of validity of secular vs nonsecular treatments, the generation of coherences under naturally slow turn-on of the radiation, rates of radiationless process under solar radiation, etc. Several of these will be described in this talk, with the remainder left for discussion during the meeting.

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