The solid-state photo-CIDNP (photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization) effect is studied in photosynthetic reaction centers of Heliobacillus mobilis at different magnetic fields by 13C MAS (magic-angle spinning) NMR spectroscopy. Two active states of heliobacterial reaction centers are probed: an anaerobic preparation of heliochromatophores ("Braunstoff", German for "brown substance") as well as a preparation of cells after exposure to oxygen ("Grünstoff", "green substance"). Braunstoff shows significant increase of enhanced absorptive (positive) signals toward lower magnetic fields, which is interpreted in terms of an enhanced differential relaxation (DR) mechanism. In Grünstoff, the signals remain emissive (negative) at two fields, confirming that the influence of the DR mechanism is comparably low.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Plant Science
- Cell Biology