Charge and Energy Transfer Dynamics in Molecular Systems / Edition 3

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $135.26
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 34%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $135.26   
  • New (5) from $135.26   
  • Used (1) from $187.21   


This 3rd edition has been expanded and updated to account for recent developments, while new illustrative examples as well as an enlarged reference list have also been added. It naturally retains the successful concept of its predecessors in presenting a unified perspective on molecular charge and energy transfer processes, thus bridging the regimes of coherent and dissipative dynamics, and establishing a connection between classic rate theories and modern treatments of ultrafast phenomena.

Among the new topics are:
- Time-dependent density functional theory
- Heterogeneous electron transfer, e.g. between molecules and metal or semiconductor surfaces
- Current flows through a single molecule.

While serving as an introduction for graduate students and researchers, this is equally must-have reading for theoreticians and experimentalists, as well as an aid to interpreting experimental data and accessing the original literature.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A few months after the first edition of May and Kuehn's book wasreleased, I met a Danish colleague at a conference in Montreux (onLake Geneva). He had spent the weekend reading the book in hishotel room, despite the beautiful weather and nice sightseeing!This anecdote illustrates the sucess met by the first edition, andif you liked it, then you will like the second edition even more!... the book provides a didactic and pedagogic presentation ofmolecular processes."

Prof. Majed Chergui, Laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy, EcolePolytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ChemPhysChem,4/2005

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527407323
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Edition description: 3rd, Revised and Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 581
  • Sales rank: 1,087,820
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Volkhard May studied physics at Humboldt University, Berlin, andreceived his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics in 1981, and hisHabilitation at the College of Education, Güstrow, in 1987. Heworked in the Department of Biophysics at the Institute ofMolecular Biology in Berlin from 1987 to 1991, and has been asenior researcher at the Instiute of Physics, Humboldt University,since 1992. His current research activities focus on the theory oftransfer phenomena in molecular nanostructures.

Oliver Kühn studied physics at Humboldt University, Berlin.After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics in 1995, heworked as a postdoc first at the University of Rochester, USA, thenat Lund University, Sweden. From 1997 to 2007, Prof. Kühn hasbeen a senior researcher at the Institute of Chemistry, FreeUniversity Berlin, where he earned his habilitation in 2000. Since2008 he is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University ofRostock. His current research interests lie in ultrafastspectroscopy and dynamics of condensed phase systems such asbiomolecular hydrogen bonds and excitons in molecular aggregates.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Electronic and Vibrational Molecular States
3 Dynamics of Isolated and Open Quantum Systems
4 Interaction of Molecular Systems with Radiation Fields
5 Vibrational Dynamics: Energy Redistribution, Relaxation, andDephasing
6 Intramolecular Electronic Transitions
7 Electron Transfer
8 Proton Transfer
9 Excitation Energy Transfer

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)