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Quantum Effects in Complex Systems Faraday Discussion 221

by Royal Society of Chemistry

Part of the Faraday Discussions Series

Quantum Effects in Complex Systems Faraday Discussion 221 Synopsis

Nuclear quantum effects such as zero-point energy conservation, tunnelling, non-adiabaticity and coherence play an important role in many complex chemical systems of technological and biological importance. Zero-point energy differences are key to understanding the experimentally-observed differences in the thermodynamic properties of normal and heavy water, while both theoretical and experimental work has highlighted the role of quantum tunnelling in enzyme-catalysed hydrogen transfer reactions. Photochemical reactions, involving multiple potential energy surfaces, are implicitly quantum-mechanical in nature, while recent spectroscopic investigations are providing new insight into the role of quantum coherence in the efficient energy transfer processes observed in photosynthetic centres. This volume brings together computational and experimental researchers who are interested in developing and applying methods to use in understanding the role of quantum effects in complex systems. The topics covered in this volume include: Quantum coherence in complex environments Spectroscopic signatures of quantum effects Zero-point energy and tunnelling Emerging opportunities and future directions

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788016780
Publication date: 8th January 2020
Author: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 592 pages
Categories: Quantum & theoretical chemistry, Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory), Spectrum analysis, spectrochemistry, mass spectrometry,

About Royal Society of Chemistry

Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2017) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 3.427.

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