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Energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes

Vos, G. (2012) Energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes. Bachelor's Thesis, Mathematics.

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Light harvesting complexes have naturally developed structures such that energy transfer processes on the ultrafast timescale can occur. It is of large practical interest to be able to predict the transport properties of chain-like molecular structures. This thesis provides a relatively simple model to describe the mechanics behind such processes. Specifically the model was decoupled into a set of classical coordinates and quantum mechanical two-level systems. Numerical simulations have been used to investigate time-evolution of such systems for varying parameters, and from the results some conditions for maximizing the transport rate were found.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Mathematics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:50
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:50

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