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

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Dubi, Yonatan;
  • Subject: Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics | Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics | Physics - Biological Physics | Quantum Physics

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 t... View more
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