Transport Phenomena in Polymers: Temperature Dependences
Final rept. 1 Jul 85-31 Mar 89,
CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA
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We have developed a fairly complete picture of the behavior of a variety of linear excitations nonlinearly coupled to a bath of phonons. The role of solitons and of polarons in the parameter phase space and the nature of the transport of excitation energy in molecular aggregates has been considerably clarified through our work. We now understand a great deal about the effects of quantum and thermal fluctuations on the transport of energy in such systems.
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