- Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Contributors; Preface; Part I Introduction; 1 Quantum biology: introduction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Excited states in biology; 1.3 Light particles and tunnelling; 1.4 Radical pairs; 1.5 Questions for the present; 1.6 Some wide-reaching questions; 2 Open quantum system approaches to biological systems; 2.1 Quantum mechanics concepts and notations; 2.2 Open quantum systems: dynamical map approach; 2.3 Open quantum systems: master equation approach; 2.4 Formally exact QME; 2.5 QME in the weak system-bath coupling limit
2.6 QME for weak coupling to a Markovian bath 2.7 QMEs beyond weak and Markovian limits; 2.8 Second-order cumulant time-non-local equation andits hierarchical representation; 2.9 A post-perturbative time convolution QME; 2.10 QME in the polaron picture; 2.11 Path integral techniques; 2.12 DMRG based approaches; 3 Generalized Förster resonance energy transfer; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Förster's rate expression: a complete derivation; 3.3 Transition density cube method; 3.4 Generalized Förster theories; 3.5 Important computational issues in an actual application; 3.6 Applications of MC-FRET
3.7 Summary4 Principles of multi-dimensional electronic spectroscopy; 4.1 Photo-induced dynamics of molecular systems; 4.2 Non-linear response of multi-state systems; 4.3 Cumulant expansion of a non-linear response ; 4.4 Selected non-linear spectroscopic methods; 4.5 Conclusions; Part II Quantum effects in bacterial photosynthetic energy transfer; 5 Structure, function, and quantum dynamics of pigment-protein complexes; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Light-harvesting complexes from purple bacteria: structure,function and quantum dynamics; 5.3 Optical transitions in pigment-protein complexes
5.4 Electron transfer in pigment-protein complexes6 Direct observation of quantum coherence; 6.1 Detecting quantum coherence; 6.2 Observation of quantum coherence using 2D electronic spectroscopy; 6.3 Identifying and characterizing quantum coherence signals; 6.4 Quantum coherence in reaction centres using two colourelectronic coherence photon echo spectroscopy; 6.5 Observing quantum coherences at physiological temperatures; 6.6 Outlook for future measurements of coherence; 7 Environment-assisted quantum transport; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Master equations for quantum transport
7.3 Quantum transport in a two-chromophore system7.4 The principles of noise-assisted quantum transport; 7.5 Quantum transport in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson protein complex; 7.6 Optimality and robustness of quantum transport; 7.7 Conclusion; Part III Quantum effects in higher organismsand applications; 8 Excitation energy transfer and energy conversion in photosynthesis; 8.1 Photosynthesis; 8.2 Photosynthetic energy conversion: charge separation; 8.3 Light-harvesting; 9 Electron transfer in proteins; 9.1 Introduction
- Explores the role of quantum mechanics in biology for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, biology and chemistry.
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9.2 The rate for a single-step electron transfer reaction mediatedby elastic through-bridge tunnelling
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