From Goldilocks to twin peaks : multiple optimal regimes for quantum transport in disordered networks
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Understanding energy transport in quantum systems is crucial for an understanding of light-harvesting in nature, and for the creation of new quantum technologies. Open quantum systems theory has been successfully applied to predict the existence of environmental noise-assisted quantum transport (ENAQT) as a widespread phenomenon occurring in biological and artificial systems. That work has been primarily focused on several ‘canonical’ structures, from simple chains, rings and crystals of varying dimensions, to well-studied light-harvesting complexes. Studying those particular systems has produced specific assumptions about ENAQT, including the notion of a single, ideal, range of environmental coupling rates that improve energy transport. In this paper we show that a consistent subset of physically modelled transport networks can have at least two ENAQT peaks in their steady state transport efficiency.
Coates , A R , Lovett , B W & Gauger , E M 2023 , ' From Goldilocks to twin peaks : multiple optimal regimes for quantum transport in disordered networks ' , Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics , vol. Advance Article . https://doi.org/10.1039/d2cp04935j
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DescriptionThis work was supported by EPSRC Grant No. EP/L015110/1, EP/T007214/1, EP/T01377X/1, and EP/T014032.
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