Piotr Zarzycki

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Electron-transporting multi-heme cytochromes are essential to the metabolism of microbes that inhabit soils and carry out important biogeochemical processes. Recently the first crystal structure of a prototype bacterial deca-heme cytochrome (MtrF) has been resolved and its electrochemistry characterized. However, the molecular details of electron transport(More)
Electron mobility within iron (oxyhydr)oxides enables charge transfer between widely separated surface sites. There is increasing evidence that this internal conduction influences the rates of interfacial reactions and the outcomes of redox-driven phase transformations of environmental interest. To determine the links between crystal structure and(More)
The free energy profile for electron flow through the bacterial decahaem cytochrome MtrF has been computed using thermodynamic integration and classical molecular dynamics. The extensive calculations on two versions of the structure help to validate the method and results, because differences in the profiles can be related to differences in the charged(More)
Ab initio molecular dynamics and quantum chemistry techniques are used to calculate the structure, vibrational frequencies, and carbon-isotope fractionation factors of the carbon dioxide component [CO(2)(m)] of soil (oxy)hydroxide minerals goethite, diaspore, and gibbsite. We have identified two possible pathways of incorporation of CO(2)(m) into(More)
Hematite (α-Fe2O3) is an important candidate electrode for energy system technologies such as photoelectrochemical water splitting. Conversion efficiency issues with this material are presently being addressed through nanostructuring, doping, and surface modification. However, key electrochemical properties of hematite/electrolyte interfaces remain poorly(More)
The limitations of common theoretical and molecular computational approaches for predicting electron transfer quantities were assessed, using an archetypal bridged ferrous-ferric electron transfer system in aqueous solution. The basis set effect on the magnitude of the electronic coupling matrix element computed using the quasi-diabatic method was carefully(More)
The concept of divisibility sequence is quite popular in the mathematical literature. Starting from [1], where Marshall Hall called a sequence g of rational integers a divisibility sequence iff Vm,neN m\n => g(m)\g(n\ (DS) numerous papers appeared (see, e.g., [6], [7]). Another study of such sequences was initiated by Kimberling who in [2] called g a strong(More)
Reaction rates of environmental processes occurring at hydrated mineral surfaces are in part controlled by the electrostatic potential that develops at the interface. This potential depends on the structure of exposed crystal faces as well as the pH and the type of ions and their interactions with these faces. Despite its importance, experimental methods(More)