Fundamentals of Energy Transfer in Molecular Systems I - NBCM041
Title in English: Základy teorie přenosu energie v molekulárních systémech I
Guaranteed by: Institute of Physics of Charles University (32-FUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2015
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Mgr. Tomáš Mančal, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Jakub Pšenčík, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Biophysics and Chemical Physics
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Annotation -
Last update: T_FUUK (22.05.2015)
The lecture introduces students into the description of quantum states of molecules and their aggregates, introduces Frenkel exciton model, charge transfer states, Wannier-Mott excitions, discusses the influence of thermodynamic bath and phonons on the transfer of energy and electrons, and provides a compact unified quantum mechanical description of transport phenomena from the point of view of open quantum system theory. The theory will be presented in the context of primary processes in photosynthesis.
Aim of the course -
Last update: KAPSA/MFF.CUNI.CZ (11.04.2008)

Introduction to the energy transfer theory.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Tomáš Mančal, Ph.D. (13.10.2017)

Oral exam and active participation at the lectures.

Literature -
Last update: T_FUUK (22.05.2015)

1) Struve WS (1995) Theory of electronic energy transfer. In: Blankenship R, Madigan MT and Bauer CE (eds) Anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria, pp 297-313. Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

2) Renger T (2009) Theory of excitation energy transfer: from structure to function. Photosynth Res 102: 471-485

3) H.van Amerongen, L.Valkunas, and R.van Grondelle, Photosynthetic excitons, World Scientific, Singapore, (2000)

4) V.May and O.Kuhn, Charge and energy transfer dynamics in molecular systems, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Berlin, (2000)

5) M. Nepraš a M. Titz, Základy teorie elektronových spekter, SNTL, Praha(1983)

6) L. Valkunas, D. Abramavicius and T. Mancal, Molecular Excitation Dynamics and Relaxation, Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 2013

Teaching methods -
Last update: KAPSA/MFF.CUNI.CZ (04.04.2008)


Syllabus -
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Pauli equation. GME.

Transport of excitation and electrons.

Phonon assisted transport.

Primary processes of photosynthesis.