Melvin Calvin

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Noun1.Melvin Calvin - United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
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With its long half-life (>5000 years), its low energy but easily detected beta emission, and its chemical nature present in the backbone of all organic molecules, it has become the mainstay of radiolabeling pharmaceutical drugs since the first tracer study by Melvin Calvin, also at Berkeley.
I maintained the membership while working as a PhD student with Ted Schaefer, and then as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in Berkeley, California with Melvin Calvin and Mel Klein.
The researchers in CSIRO Telecommunications and Industrial Physics are improving on a simple photochemical cell constructed by the renowned photosynthesis scientist Melvin Calvin. They are developing experimental photovoltaic or solar cells in which electron-donating molecules associated with an organ ic pigment, similar to chlorophyll, are coupled with a proton-pumping photocycle in a synthetic membrane not unlike the membranes in plant chloroplasts.