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Abstract: Technologies which convert light into energy, and vice versa, rely on complex, microscopic transport processes in the condensed phase, which obey the laws of quantum mechanics, but hitherto lack systematic analysis and modeling. Given our much improved understanding of multicomponent, disordered, highly structured, open quantum systems, this ‘focus on’ collection collects cuttingedge research on theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum transport in truly complex systems as defined, e.g., by the macromolecular functional complexes at the heart of photosynthesis, by organic quantum wires, or even photovoltaic devices. To what extent microscopic quantum coherence effects can (be made to) impact on macroscopic transport behavior is an equally challenging and controversial question, and this ‘focus on’ collection provides a setting for the present state of affairs, as well as for the ‘quantum opportunities’ on the horizon.
Publication Date: 1-Oct-2014
Electronic Publication Date: 28-Oct-2014
Citation: Buchleitner, Andreas, Burghardt, Irene, Cheng, Yuan-Chung, Scholes, Gregory D, Schwarz, Ulrich T, Weber-Bargioni, Alexander, Wellens, Thomas. (2014). Focus on quantum efficiency. New Journal of Physics, 16 (10), 105021 - 105021. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/16/10/105021
DOI: doi:10.1088/1367-2630/16/10/105021
EISSN: 1367-2630
Pages: 105021 - 105021
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: New Journal of Physics
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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