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precisely ordered light makes plants 10 or 20 times more productive at photosynthesis
Previously Plants had 1 or 2 pt photosynthetic efficiency as they used multiple simultanous photons on a single chlorophyll molecule; human photovoltaics use single photons which gives them 40 pt or higher efficiency; creating a laser that delivers simultaneous precisely spaced photons to the chlorophyll molecule gives every chlorophyll molecule continuous saturation of photon sites to create an energy absorption like that of a single photon absorption system; a polymer coating to spray on leaves is described to make sunlight 10 or 20 times more nutritive to plants We genetically engineer plants to be iridescent to create 20 times higher efficiency as well.
Previously during the 20th century Plants were published as having 1 or 2 pt quantum photosynthetic efficiency as they used multiple simultanous photons on a single chlorophyll molecule; This amazing system actually requires two or more photons to strike a chlorophyll molecule simultaneously to generate
transportable electrons; Compare that with human photovoltaics that use single photons which gives them 40 pt or higher efficiency; The numeric likelihood of two photons striking a single molecule of chlorophyll simultaneously separated with a precise intramolecular distance of a few angstroms is vastly different than the ability to use single photons
Now a human can create a beam of light with the precise pulse frequency as well as multibeam separation width to optimally energize a chlorophyll molecule; we use a laser to find just the right pulse duration as well as spatial distance
Once that is found then a refractive material like a polymer can be created with a group of different layered refractive numbers to slightly delayparts of a beam of photons such that more of them arrive at the favored nterval; further the refractive or fresnel like micropatterning brings the beams to arrive more frequently at optimal spacing to energize the projections of the chlorophyll molecule
It would be nifty if I could say: just grind up AOL CDs make a colloid then spray on plants yet the technology has similarities refractive polymers layeerd then patterned with a refractive pattern that actually larger then the microstructure of a CD
Genetic engineering may be used to create microrefractive surfaces as noted from the numerous gorgeous iridescent forms of nature Time to engineer food Plants to be ten or twenty times more productive at any given amount of light.
creating a laser that delivers simultaneous precisely spaced to the chlorophyll molecule gives every chlorophyll molecule continuous saturation of photon sites to create an energy absorption like that of a single photon absorption system; a polymer coating to spray on leaves is described to make sunlight 10 or 20 times more nutritive to plants
[beanangel, Mar 09 2010]
||Yes, it's been known for a long time that pulsed light, with
the right timing, is more effective than continuous light.
There are several timescales involved - most of them have
to do with "catching" an electron at the right point as it
bounces up the energy ladder, to give it the right nudge at
the right time.
||The problem is that it's generally not feasible to illuminate
plants with light pulsed in the appropriate way (you don't
need lasers; but nevertheless it's not easy or cheap).
||The idea that you can genetically engineer some sort of
optical surface to modulate light is....optimistic. Given
the huge advantage it would give to plants in many
settings, and given the fact that evolution hasn't made it
happen yet (despite having access to plenty of
transparent, organisable materials) this is idea is what my
grandmother Anthony would have called "completely
||There may be something in the last paragraph, but
Babelfish won't tell me.
||(possibly if you removed every other word from your title, it would still make the same amount of sense and take up less space)
||//The idea that you can genetically engineer some sort of optical surface to modulate light is....optimistic.//
||[marked-for-deletion] - gene magic?