Energy Localization in Small Biomolecules

  • Peter L. Christiansen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 243)


A generalized discrete self-trapping model of biomolecules which allows adjustment of the degree of nonlinearity is investigated both classically and quantum mechanically. With two degrees of freedom, the system is closely related to the Feynman top. A dramatic effect of the nonlinearity on the localization of energy is observed.


Canonical Variable Conjugate Momentum Jacobi Elliptic Function Ordinary Differential Equation System Pendulum Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter L. Christiansen
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Applied Mathematical PhysicsThe Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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