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We developed a model for hole migration along relatively short DNA hairpins with fewer that seven adenine (A):thymine (T) base pairs. The model was used to simulate hole migration along poly(A)-poly(T) sequences with a particular emphasis on the impact of partial hole localization on the different rate processes. The simulations, performed within the(More)
Molecular electronics aims at exploiting the internal structure and electronic orbitals of molecules to construct functional building blocks. To date, however, the overwhelming majority of experimentally realized single-molecule junctions can be described as single quantum dots, where transport is mainly determined by the alignment of the molecular orbital(More)
We study quantum interference effects in a four-level system which can be used as a minimal model to understand such behavior in systems from synthetic molecular structures to the photosystem-1 reaction center. The effects of environmental decoherence and relaxation on the electron transfer rate are investigated for several types of decoherence processes.(More)
From the bottom, it is demonstrated how all the known intramolecular single-molecule logic gate architectures – semi-classical circuits, quantum Hamiltonian circuits, and qubit circuits – are different versions of the quantum control of intramolecular processes. They only differ in the way the classical input data are encoded on the quantum molecular system(More)
After almost 40 years of development, molecular electronics has given birth to many exciting ideas that range from molecular wires to molecular qubit-based quantum computers. This chapter reviews our efforts to answer a simple question: how smart can a single molecule be? In our case a molecule able to perform a simple Boolean function is a child prodigy.(More)
Recent observations of destructive quantum interference in single-molecule junctions confirm the role of quantum effects in the electronic conductance properties of molecular systems. These effects are central to a broad range of chemical and biological processes and may be beneficial for the design of single-molecule electronic components to exploit the(More)
Quantum states of a trinaphthylene molecule were manipulated by putting its naphthyl branches in contact with single Au atoms. One Au atom carries 1-bit of classical information input that is converted into quantum information throughout the molecule. The Au-trinaphthylene electronic interactions give rise to measurable energy shifts of the molecular(More)
We report numerical simulations based on a non-Markovian density matrix propagation scheme of singlet fission (SF) in molecular crystals. Ab initio electronic structure calculations were used to parametrize the exciton and phonon Hamiltonian as well as the interactions between the exciton and the intramolecular and intermolecular vibrational modes. We(More)
We present a simple method to compute the transmission coefficient of a quantum system embedded between two conducting electrodes. Starting from the solution of the time-dependent Schrodinger equation, we demonstrate the relationship between the temporal evolution of the state vector, |ψ(t)>, initially localized on one electrode and the electronic(More)