Energy Transfer in α-Helical Proteins by Fermi Resonance
The transport of vibrational energy by Fermi resonance interactions is reported in three systems which model α-helical proteins. The degree of disorder in the classical and quantum dynamics is compared, and used to determine conditions under which classical mechanics is qualitatively accurate. Efficient energy transfer is demonstrated under physically reasonable conditions.
KeywordsVibrational Energy Quantum Dynamic Efficient Energy Transfer Toda Lattice High Frequency Mode
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