Spectral Kinetics and the Efficiency of (Bio) Chemical Reactions

  • J. Ross
  • S. Pugh
  • M. Schell
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 39)


In this article we discuss some aspects of physical chemical non-linear systems, in particular the effect of external periodic perturbations on non-linear chemical reactions, which we call spectral kinetics. As an application we analyze the efficiency of a biological energy transduction system, a proton pump. The organizers of the conference requested qualitative summaries and some speculation, and we indulge so in this regard here and there.


Proton Pump Gibbs Free Energy Change Periodic Perturbation Phase Plot Average Flow Rate 
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  • J. Ross
    • 1
  • S. Pugh
    • 1
  • M. Schell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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