Spin boson models for quantum decoherence of electronic excitations of biomolecules and quantum dots in a solvent

Gilmore, Joel and McKenzie, Ross H. (2005) Spin boson models for quantum decoherence of electronic excitations of biomolecules and quantum dots in a solvent. Journal of Physics-condensed Matter, 17 10: 1735-1746. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/17/10/028


Author Gilmore, Joel
McKenzie, Ross H.
Title Spin boson models for quantum decoherence of electronic excitations of biomolecules and quantum dots in a solvent
Journal name Journal of Physics-condensed Matter   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0953-8984
Publication date 2005-03-16
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1088/0953-8984/17/10/028
Volume 17
Issue 10
Start page 1735
End page 1746
Total pages 12
Editor A M Stoneham
Place of publication Bristol
Publisher IOP Publishing Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
240200 Theoretical and Condensed Matter Physics
780102 Physical sciences
Abstract We give a theoretical treatment of the interaction of electronic excitations (excitions) in biomolecules and quantum dots with the surrounding polar solvent. Significant quantum decoherence occurs due to the interaction of the electric dipole moment of the solute with the fluctuating electric dipole moments of the individual molecules in the solvent. We introduce spin boson models which could be used to describe the effects. of decoherence on the quantum dynamics of biomolecules which undergo light-induced conformational change and on biomolecules or quantum dots which are coupled by Forster resonant energy transfer.
Keyword Physics, Condensed Matter
Rotational Dielectric Friction
Conical Intersection
Polar Liquids
Dynamics
Protein
Chromophore
Relaxation
Electrostatics
Solvation
System
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/17/10/028

 
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