Environmental effects on efficient population transfer in a quantum system

Dnr:

SNIC 2017/7-140

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Charlotta Bengtson

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2017-09-02

End Date:

2018-01-01

Primary Classification:

10407: Teoretisk kemi

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Allocation

Abstract

Environmental effects play a crucial role in any realistic quantum system. Especially, it has been recognized that for some quantum systems such as molecular aggregates, the environment can act as a resource to achieve efficient energy transfer. In this project we investigate if it is possible to fine-tune the environment such that efficient population transfer is achieved between end-sites in a model quantum system. We will also study the properties of such an environment. The results could give insights on how to make efficient artificial photosynthetic complexes.