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Springer Series in Chemical Physics

Energy Transfer Dynamics in Biomaterial Systems

Editors: Burghardt, I., May, V., Micha, D.A., Bittner, E.R. (Eds.)

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The role of quantum coherence in promoting the e ciency of the initial stages of photosynthesis is an open and intriguing question. Lee, Cheng, and Fleming, Science 316, 1462 (2007) The understanding and design of functional biomaterials is one of today’s grand challenge areas that has sparked an intense exchange between biology, materials sciences, electronics, and various other disciplines. Many new - velopments are underway in organic photovoltaics, molecular electronics, and biomimetic research involving, e. g. , arti cal light-harvesting systems inspired by photosynthesis, along with a host of other concepts and device applications. In fact, materials scientists may well be advised to take advantage of Nature’s 3. 8 billion year head-start in designing new materials for light-harvesting and electro-optical applications. Since many of these developments reach into the molecular domain, the - derstanding of nano-structured functional materials equally necessitates f- damental aspects of molecular physics, chemistry, and biology. The elementary energy and charge transfer processes bear much similarity to the molecular phenomena that have been revealed in unprecedented detail by ultrafast op- cal spectroscopies. Indeed, these spectroscopies, which were initially developed and applied for the study of small molecular species, have already evolved into an invaluable tool to monitor ultrafast dynamics in complex biological and materials systems. The molecular-level phenomena in question are often of intrinsically quantum mechanical character, and involve tunneling, non-Born- Oppenheimer e ects, and quantum-mechanical phase coherence.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Electronic Energy Transfer in Photosynthetic Antenna Systems

    Pages 3-34

    Collini, Elisabetta (et al.)

  • Mixed Quantum Classical Simulations of Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer and Related Optical Spectra: Supramolecular Pheophorbide–a Complexes in Solution

    Pages 35-71

    Zhu, Hui (et al.)

  • Conformational Structure and Dynamics from Single-Molecule FRET

    Pages 73-100

    Geva, Eitan (et al.)

  • Quantum Mechanics in Biology: Photoexcitations in DNA

    Pages 103-126

    Bittner, Eric R. (et al.)

  • Energy Flow in DNA Duplexes

    Pages 127-142

    Markovitsi, Dimitra (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Transfer Dynamics in Biomaterial Systems
Editors
  • Irene Burghardt
  • V. May
  • David A. Micha
  • E. R. Bittner
Series Title
Springer Series in Chemical Physics
Series Volume
93
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02306-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02306-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02305-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26043-8
Series ISSN
0172-6218
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 476
Number of Illustrations
82 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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