Search for Remote Transfer of Vibrational Energy in Proteins

  • R. S. Knox
  • S. Maiti
  • P. Wu
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 243)


We describe the preliminary stages of an experiment designed to search for long-range transfer of vibrational energy. The experiment, motivated by theoretical interest in solitons and other modes of coherent transport, is of the pump-probe variety and is intended as a means of measuring the time of flight of a vibrational packet, whether or not it has dispersion. While no results can yet be reported, this note highlights some of the practical and fundamental problems associated with the measurement and the application of the principle of coherent transport to real biological systems.


Pump Pulse Vibrational Energy Alpha Helix Real Biological System Coherent Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Knox
    • 1
  • S. Maiti
    • 1
  • P. Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiophysicsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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