Dephasing-assisted transport : quantum networks and biomolecules

  title={Dephasing-assisted transport : quantum networks and biomolecules},
  author={Martin B. Plenio and Susana F. Huelga},
Transport phenomena are fundamental in physics. They allow for information and energy to be exchanged between individual constituents of communication systems, networks or even biological entities. Environmental noise will generally hinder the efficiency of the transport process. However, and contrary to intuition, there are situations in classical systems where thermal fluctuations are actually instrumental in assisting transport phenomena. Here we show that, even at zero temperature… CONTINUE READING