Reply to comment on 'Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of light absorption'

Géza Meszéna, Hans V. Westerhoff, Oscar Somsen

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In response to the comments made by Dr Andrews, we explain why his arguments support rather than compromise the analysis published in our recent paper. Our thermodynamical description of the early steps of photosynthesis is consistent both with the established theory of quantum electrodynamics and with the known biophysics of the process. Moreover, it ties in with the non-equilibrium thermodynamics of chemical processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301-1303
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 18 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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