Energy Transfer in α-Helical Proteins by Fermi Resonance

  • M. A. Collins
  • D. L. Clarke
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 67)


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.


Vibrational Energy Quantum Dynamic Efficient Energy Transfer Toda Lattice High Frequency Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Collins
    • 1
  • D. L. Clarke
    • 1
  1. 1.Research School of ChemistryAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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