Tunneling in Biological Systems: A Colloquium of the Johnson Research Foundation

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Britton Chance, Don Charles Devault, Hans Frauenfelder
Academic Press, Sep 17, 2013 - Science - 776 pages
Tunneling in Biological Systems focuses on the low temperature electron transport that reveals a quantum-mechanical effect called “tunneling.
This book discusses the tunneling in physical systems; detection of molecular vibrations with electron tunneling; chemical-rate theory of small-polaron hopping; and experimental approaches to electronic coupling in metal ion redox systems. The Faraday rotation and photoconductivity of photosynthetic structures at microwave frequencies; dynamics of electron transport in macromolecules; and electron transfer reactions in cytochrome oxidase are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the kinetic evidence for electron tunneling in solution; specificity and control in biological systems; molecular tunneling in heme proteins; and ligand binding.
This publication is valuable to students and researchers interested in the physics of biological and medical problems.
 

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Contents

TUNNELING IN PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
3
TUNNELING IN CHEMICAL SYSTEMS
107
TUNNELING IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
301
TUNNELING IN PHOTOSYNTHETIC SYSTEMS
317
TUNNELING IN THE RESPIRATORY CHAIN
451
TUNNELING IN MODEL BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
559
MOLECULAR TUNNELING
625
EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES
713
SUBJECT INDEX
745
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