[Fusamichi Akita] Elucidation of oxygen evolving mechanism of photosystem II using femtosecond pulse laser

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Fusamichi Akita

Fusamichi Akita

Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, Okayama University
Assistant Professor

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Photosystem II (PSII) catalyzes light-induced water-splitting, leading to the generation of electrons, protons and oxygen. PSII is a super complex containing a Mn cluster where the water-splitting takes place. In this study, I will elucidate the mechanisms using femtosecond X-ray free electron laser and visible light laser. This result will reveal the oxygen evolving cycle proposed by Kok and lead to information for design of the artificial photosynthesis.

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