Fabian Burggraf

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We study sequential charge transfer within a chain of four heme cofactors located in the c-type cytochrome subunit of the photoreaction center of Rhodopseudomonas viridis from a theoretical perspective. Molecular dynamics simulations of the thermodynamic integration type are used to compute two key energies of Marcus' theory of charge transfer, the driving(More)
We consider electron transfer between the quinones Q(A) and Q(B), one of the final steps in the photoinduced charge separation in the photoreaction center of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. The system is described by a model with atomic resolution using classical force fields and a carefully parameterized tight-binding Hamiltonian. The rates estimated for direct(More)
In this contribution, we discuss three recent developments in atomistic biological charge transfer theory. First, in the context of Marcus' classical theory of charge transfer, key quantities of the theory such as driving forces and reorganization enthalpies are now accessible by thermodynamic integration schemes within standard molecular dynamics(More)
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