Photosynthesis Simulated on the Quantum Level

Dipole-mediated energy transport of Rydberg-excitations (glowing balls) in an atomic sea – artist impression. Picture credits: S. Whitlock / G. Günter

Dipole-mediated energy transport of Rydberg-excitations (glowing balls) in an atomic sea – artist impression. Picture credits: S. Whitlock / G. Günter

Physicists discover new properties of energy transport in experiments on “atomic giants”

By realizing an artificial quantum system, physicists at Heidelberg University have simulated key processes of photosynthesis on a quantum level with high spatial and temporal resolution. In their experiment with Rydberg atoms the team of Prof. Dr. Matthias Weidemüller and Dr. Shannon Whitlock discovered new properties of energy transport. Read More →