Davydov’s Soliton Revisited [E-Book] : Self-Trapping of Vibrational Energy in Protein / edited by Peter Leth Christiansen, Alwyn C. Scott.
Christiansen, Peter Leth, (editor)
Scott, Alwyn C., (editor)
Boston, MA : Springer, 1990
XIII, 531 p. online resource.
NATO ASI Series, Series B: Physics ; 243
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Table of Contents:
  • Section I: Low Temperature Theory
  • 1. Solitons in Biology and Possible Role of Bisolitons in High-Tc Superconductivity
  • 2. Quantum-Mechanical Derivation of the Davydov Equations for Multi-Quanta States
  • 3. A Classical and Quantum Theory of Dynamical Self-Trapping in Nonlinear Systems and its Implication to Energy Transfer in Biological Systems
  • 4. Vibron Solitons: A Semiclassical Approach
  • 5. When Is A Soliton?
  • 6. Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations of the Davydov Model
  • 7. Quantum Effects on the Davydov Soliton
  • 8. Davydov Ansatz and Proper Solutions of Schrödinger Equation for Fröhlich Hamiltonian
  • 9. Unitary Transformation and “Decoupling” of Excitons and Phonons in ACN
  • 10. Soliton Generation in Infinite and Half-Infinite Molecular Chains
  • 11. Soliton Dynamics in the Eilbeck-Lomdahl-Scott Model for Hydrogen-Bonded Polypeptides
  • 12. Influence of Davydov Splitting on Solitons in Alpha-Helix
  • 13. Interaction of an Extra Electron with Optical Phonons in Long Molecular Chains and Ionic Crystals
  • 14. Self-Trapping in a Molecular Chain with Substrate Potential
  • Section II: Exciton-Phonon Coupling
  • 15. On the Calculations of the Exciton-Phonon Coupling Parameters in the Theory of Davydov Solitons
  • 16. Quantum Chemical Calculations of Molecular Parameters Defining Davydov Soliton Dynamics in Polypeptides
  • 17. On Ab Initio Estimations of the Nonlinearity Parameters in the Davydov Model
  • Section III: Temperature Stability
  • 18. The Quantum Theory of Solitons with Thermal Vibration Taken into Account
  • 19. Davydov Solitons at 300 Kelvin: The Final Search
  • 20. Influence of Heat Bath and Disorder on Davydov Solitons
  • 21. Perturbation Estimate of the Lifetime of the Davydov Soliton at 300K
  • 22. The Temperature Dependence of Exciton-Phonon Coupling in the Context of Davydov’s Model; The Dynamic Damping of Soliton
  • 23. Temperature Effects on the Davydov Soliton
  • 24. Thermal Stability of the Davydov Soliton
  • Section IV: Experimental Results
  • 25. The Amide-I Band in Acetanilide: Physical Properties and Biological Suggestions
  • 26. Incoherent Neutron Scattering and Infra-Red Measurements in Acetanilide and Derivatives
  • 27. Spectroscopy of the Amide-I Modes of Acetanilide
  • 28. Biomolecular Dynamics Studied by Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • 29. Molecular Crystals and Localized Vibrational States
  • 30. Search for Remote Transfer of Vibrational Energy in Proteins
  • Section V: Related Topics
  • 31. Davydov’s Soliton and Fröhlich’s Condensation: Is There a Connection?
  • 32. The Soliton and Bisoliton Input into the Elastic Scattering of Slow Neutrons
  • 33. Dissociation of Davydov Solitons by Electromagnetic Waves
  • 34. Vibrational Properties and Energy Transport in Acetanilide by Molecular Dynamics
  • 35. On the Possible Role of Phonon-Modulated Tunneling in Excimer Formation
  • 36. Excimers in Molecular Crystals: The Relaxation of a Nonlinear Oscillator
  • 37. The Nonresonant DST Equation as a Model for McClare’s Excimer
  • Section VI: The Discrete Self-Trapping Equation
  • 38. Introduction to the Discrete Self-Trapping Equation
  • 39. Energy Localization in Small Biomolecules
  • 40. Local Modes and Degenerate Perturbation Theory
  • 41. Quantum and Classical Descriptions of Chaos in the DST Equation
  • 42. Eigenvalue Statistics and Eigenstate Wigner Functions for the Discrete Self-Trapping Equation
  • 43. The Discrete Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation: Nonadiabatic Effects, Finite Temperature Consequences, and Experimental Manifestations
  • Participants
  • Workshop Photograph.