Competition between inter- and intra-molecular energy exchanges in a simple quantum model of a dimer

Anna Napoli, Cusati, Napoli, Messina

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We propose a fully quantum model to describe the dynamics of a possible radiationless energy transfer process between identical and nearly localized molecules or monomers coupled through a dipole–dipole term. The system is studied as an environmentally isolated dimeric pair and we find that its dynamics exhibits a competition between the process ruling out the transfer of energy among different degrees of freedom of a given monomer and the one steering the intermolecular passage of excitations from a monomer to the other one. Such a competition is quantitatively characterized investigating on the temporal behaviour of quantum covariances of some couples of appropriate observables having a clear physical meaning
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)3-8
Numero di pagine6
RivistaJournal of Molecular Structure
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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