Dissociation of Davydov Solitons by Electromagnetic Waves

  • A. A. Eremko
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 243)


In the 1970-s Davydov proposed a soli ton mechanism of energy transport in biological macromolecules1. At present the concept of the “Davydov soliton” has been used in many studies. In particular, the Davydov soliton has been put into operation as a mechanism useful in the description of a variety of biological phenomena2, 3. Numerical studies by Scott and co-workers2−4 supported the appearance of Davydov solitons in Alpha-helix protein molecules. Therefore an experimental detection of solitons appear to be natural.


Electromagnetic Radiation Molecular Chain Unitary Transformation Acoustic Phonon Soliton State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Eremko
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRKievUkrain

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