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Tunneling in Biological Systems

A Colloquium of the Johnson Research Foundation

  • 1st Edition - January 28, 1979
  • Editors: Britton Chance, Don Charles Devault, Hans Frauenfelder
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 7 1 3 4 - 7

Tunneling in Biological Systems focuses on the low temperature electron transport that reveals a quantum-mechanical effect called “tunneling.” This book discusses the tunneling in… Read more

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Tunneling in Biological Systems focuses on the low temperature electron transport that reveals a quantum-mechanical effect called “tunneling.” This book discusses the tunneling in physical systems; detection of molecular vibrations with electron tunneling; chemical-rate theory of small-polaron hopping; and experimental approaches to electronic coupling in metal ion redox systems. The Faraday rotation and photoconductivity of photosynthetic structures at microwave frequencies; dynamics of electron transport in macromolecules; and electron transfer reactions in cytochrome oxidase are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the kinetic evidence for electron tunneling in solution; specificity and control in biological systems; molecular tunneling in heme proteins; and ligand binding. This publication is valuable to students and researchers interested in the physics of biological and medical problems.