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Interplay between Dephasing and Geometry and Directed Heat Flow in Exciton Transfer Complexes

Yonatan Dubi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Oct 2015
Abstract
The striking efficiency of energy transfer in natural photosynthetic systems and the recent evidence of long-lived quantum coherence in biological light harvesting complexes has triggered much excitement, due to the evocative possibility that these systems - essential to practically all life on earth -- use quantum mechanical effects to achieve optimal functionality. A large body of theoretical work has addressed the role of local environments in determining the transport properties of excitons in photosynthetic networks and the survival of quantum coherence in a classical environment. Nonetheless, understanding the connection between quantum coherence, exciton ...
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free text keywords: Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics, Physics - Biological Physics, Quantum Physics, General Energy, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Surfaces, Coatings and Films, Quantum mechanics, Exciton, Heat transfer, Photochemistry, Light-harvesting complex, Open quantum system, Non-equilibrium thermodynamics, Quantum, Coherence (physics), Dephasing, Chemistry
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