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Title: Using coherence to enhance function in chemical and biophysical systems

Abstract

Coherence phenomena arise from interference, or the addition, of wave-like amplitudes with fixed phase differences. Although coherence has been shown to yield transformative ways for improving function, advances have been confined to pristine matter and coherence was considered fragile. However, recent evidence of coherence in chemical and biological systems suggests that the phenomena are robust and can survive in the face of disorder and noise. In this work, we survey the state of recent discoveries, present viewpoints that suggest that coherence can be used in complex chemical systems, and discuss the role of coherence as a design element in realizing function.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10];  [11];  [12];  [13];  [14];  [15];  [16];  [17];  [18];  [19]
  1. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  4. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  5. Univ. of Freiburg (Germany). Inst. of Physics
  6. Boston Univ., MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  7. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  8. Vrije Univ., Amsterdam (Netherlands). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  9. National Inst. of Natural Sciences (NINS), Okazaki (Japan). Inst. for Molecular Science
  10. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  11. Univ. of Ottawa, ON (Canada). Dept. of Physics
  12. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  13. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  14. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Physics
  15. Univ. College London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  16. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  17. Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  18. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
  19. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
1464147
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature (London)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nature (London); Journal Volume: 543; Journal Issue: 7647; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-0836
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Scholes, Gregory D., Fleming, Graham R., Chen, Lin X., Aspuru-Guzik, Alán, Buchleitner, Andreas, Coker, David F., Engel, Gregory S., van Grondelle, Rienk, Ishizaki, Akihito, Jonas, David M., Lundeen, Jeff S., McCusker, James K., Mukamel, Shaul, Ogilvie, Jennifer P., Olaya-Castro, Alexandra, Ratner, Mark A., Spano, Frank C., Whaley, K. Birgitta, and Zhu, Xiaoyang. Using coherence to enhance function in chemical and biophysical systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/nature21425.
Scholes, Gregory D., Fleming, Graham R., Chen, Lin X., Aspuru-Guzik, Alán, Buchleitner, Andreas, Coker, David F., Engel, Gregory S., van Grondelle, Rienk, Ishizaki, Akihito, Jonas, David M., Lundeen, Jeff S., McCusker, James K., Mukamel, Shaul, Ogilvie, Jennifer P., Olaya-Castro, Alexandra, Ratner, Mark A., Spano, Frank C., Whaley, K. Birgitta, & Zhu, Xiaoyang. Using coherence to enhance function in chemical and biophysical systems. United States. doi:10.1038/nature21425.
Scholes, Gregory D., Fleming, Graham R., Chen, Lin X., Aspuru-Guzik, Alán, Buchleitner, Andreas, Coker, David F., Engel, Gregory S., van Grondelle, Rienk, Ishizaki, Akihito, Jonas, David M., Lundeen, Jeff S., McCusker, James K., Mukamel, Shaul, Ogilvie, Jennifer P., Olaya-Castro, Alexandra, Ratner, Mark A., Spano, Frank C., Whaley, K. Birgitta, and Zhu, Xiaoyang. Thu . "Using coherence to enhance function in chemical and biophysical systems". United States. doi:10.1038/nature21425. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464147.
@article{osti_1464147,
title = {Using coherence to enhance function in chemical and biophysical systems},
author = {Scholes, Gregory D. and Fleming, Graham R. and Chen, Lin X. and Aspuru-Guzik, Alán and Buchleitner, Andreas and Coker, David F. and Engel, Gregory S. and van Grondelle, Rienk and Ishizaki, Akihito and Jonas, David M. and Lundeen, Jeff S. and McCusker, James K. and Mukamel, Shaul and Ogilvie, Jennifer P. and Olaya-Castro, Alexandra and Ratner, Mark A. and Spano, Frank C. and Whaley, K. Birgitta and Zhu, Xiaoyang},
abstractNote = {Coherence phenomena arise from interference, or the addition, of wave-like amplitudes with fixed phase differences. Although coherence has been shown to yield transformative ways for improving function, advances have been confined to pristine matter and coherence was considered fragile. However, recent evidence of coherence in chemical and biological systems suggests that the phenomena are robust and can survive in the face of disorder and noise. In this work, we survey the state of recent discoveries, present viewpoints that suggest that coherence can be used in complex chemical systems, and discuss the role of coherence as a design element in realizing function.},
doi = {10.1038/nature21425},
journal = {Nature (London)},
number = 7647,
volume = 543,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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