Charge and Energy Transfer Dynamics in Molecular Systems / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"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

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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.

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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

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