Faraji, Elham (2022) Quantum transport phenomena in macromolecules. [Tesi di dottorato]


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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Resource language: English
Title: Quantum transport phenomena in macromolecules
Faraji, Elhamelham.faraji@unicam.it
Date: 31 January 2022
Number of Pages: 151
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Fisica
Dottorato: Quantum Technologies (Tecnologie Quantistiche)
Ciclo di dottorato: 34
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
Tafuri, Francescofrancesco.tafuri@unina.it
mancini, stefanoUNSPECIFIED
pettini, marcoUNSPECIFIED
Date: 31 January 2022
Number of Pages: 151
Keywords: Information transfer fidelity; Davydov's model; Phonon condensation; DNA chains; EcoRI enzyme; electron current; Holstein-Fröhlich model; Time Dependent Variational Principle
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/02 - Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2022 16:55
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 14:20
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/14609

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We have studied generalization of Davydov’s model with a second quantization Hamiltonian for investigating quantum energy and information transfer of a single excitation electron in electron-phonon interactions in biochemical reactions. As a first step, We have considered a biomolecule as a spin network (without environment/phonons) with N atoms and three channels and studied the electronic information transfer fidelity in this network. Then moving on to a more realistic model of electron-phonon interactions, we addressed the problem of the energy down-conversion of the light absorbed by a protein into its internal vibrational modes (phonons). It means the energy transfer from electronic excitation into phonon excitation. Then, we also studied the motion of an electron along a sequence of nucleotides proper to a DNA fragment. Supposing the site-dependent electron tunneling term and electron-phonon coupling constants whose sequence of values reflects the sequence of nucleotides, we showed transition between random and periodic electron currents. Inspiring from this model, we investigate co-resonances in the cross-Fourier-spectra of the electronic currents excited along the backbones of interacting proteins and excited along DNA fragments suggested by resonant recognition model (RRM) to find how the partners of the biochemical reaction can be facilitated.


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