Spin-selective recombination kinetics of a model chemical magnetoreceptor

Authors: Maeda, K., Wedge, C. J., Storey, J. G., Henbest, K. B., Liddell, P. A., Kodis, G., Gust, D., Hore, P. J., and Timmel, C. R.
Title: Spin-selective recombination kinetics of a model chemical magnetoreceptor
Source: Chemical Communications
Year: 2011
Volume: 47
Pages: 6563-6565

ABSTRACT:

We determine the spin-selective kinetics of a carotenoid-porphyrin-fullerene triad that has previously been used to establish the principle that a photochemical reaction could form the basis of the magnetic compass sensor of migratory birds and show that its magnetic sensitivity can be understood without invoking quantum Zeno effects.


Date of online publication: Thu, 2011-05-12
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