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Quantum Dynamics

Applications in Biological and Materials Systems, 1st Edition

By Eric R. Bittner

CRC Press

334 pages

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Even though time-dependent spectroscopic techniques continue to push the frontier of chemical physics, they receive scant mention in introductory courses and are poorly covered in standard texts. Quantum Dynamics: Applications in Biological and Materials Systems bridges the gap between what is traditionally taught in a one-semester quantum chemistr

Table of Contents

Survey of Classical Mechanics. Waves and Wave Functions. Semiclassical Quantum Mechanics. Quantum Dynamics (and Other Un-American Activities). Representations and Dynamics. Quantum Density Matrix. Excitation Energy Transfer. Electronic Structure of Conjugated Systems. Electron-Phonon Coupling in Conjugated Systems. Lattice Models for Transport and Structure. Appendix. References. Index.

About the Author

Eric Bittner is currently John and Rebecca Moores Distinguished Professor of chemical physics at the University of Houston. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1994 and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University before moving to the University of Houston in 1997. His accolades include an NSF Career Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also held visiting appointments at the University of Cambridge, the ecole Normale Superieure-Paris, and at Los Alamos National Lab. His research is in the area of quantum dynamics as applied to organic polymer semiconductors, object linking and embedding directory services (OLEDS), solar cells, and energy transport in biological systems.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Quantum Theory