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Title: Long-range interactions between chiral molecules

Results of molecular quantum electrodynamics calculations of discriminatory interactions between two chiral molecules undergoing resonance energy transfer, van der Waals dispersion, and optical binding are presented. A characteristic feature of the theory is that the radiation field is quantized with signals consequently propagating between centres at the speed of light. In order to correctly describe optically active chromophores, it is necessary to include magnetic as well as electric dipole coupling terms in the time-dependent perturbation theory computations. Recent work investigating the effect of an absorptive and dispersive chiral medium on the rate of migration of energy will also be discussed.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390941
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1642; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICCMSE-2010: International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 2010, Kos (Greece), 3-8 Oct 2010; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; CHIRALITY; COUPLING; ELECTRIC DIPOLES; ENERGY TRANSFER; INTERACTION RANGE; PERTURBATION THEORY; QUANTIZATION; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; TIME DEPENDENCE; VAN DER WAALS FORCES; VELOCITY; VISIBLE RADIATION