Accession Number:

ADA238114

Title:

Transport Phenomena in Polymers: Temperature Dependences

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 85-31 Mar 89,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE