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Molecular Excitation Dynamics and Relaxation: Quantum Theory and Spectroscopy

Molecular Excitation Dynamics and Relaxation: Quantum Theory and Spectroscopy

Leonas Valkunas, Darius Abramavicius, Tomás Mancal

ISBN: 978-3-527-65365-2

Mar 2014

470 pages

Description

This work brings together quantum theory and spectroscopy to convey excitation processes to advanced students and specialists wishing to conduct research and understand the entire fi eld rather than just single aspects.

Written by experienced authors and recognized authorities in the field, this text covers numerous applications and offers examples taken from different disciplines. As a result, spectroscopists, molecular physicists, physical chemists, and biophysicists will all fi nd this a must-have for their research. Also suitable as supplementary reading in graduate level courses.
Part I: Dynamics and Relaxation
- Introduction
- Overview of Classical Physics
- Stochastic Dynamics
- Quantum Mechanics
- Quantum States of Molecules and Aggregates
- The Concept of Decoherence
- Statistical Physics
- An Oscillator Coupled to a Harmonic Bath
- Projection Operator Approach to Open Quantum Systems
- Path Integral Technique in Dissipative Dynamics
- Perturbative Approach to Exciton Relaxation in Molecular Aggregates

Part II: Spectroscopy
- Introduction
- Semiclassical Response Theory
- Microscopic Theory of Linear Absorption and Fluorescence
- Four-Wave Mixing Spectroscopy
- Coherent Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy
- 2D Spectroscopy Applications for photosynthetic Excitons
- Single Molecular Spectroscopy

“As a result, spectroscopists, molecular physicists, physical chemists, and biophysicists will all find this a must-have for their research.  Also suitable as supplementary reading in graduate level courses.”  (ETDE Energy Database, 1 November 2013)