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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (19/04/2013 03.02)

Quantum-coherent drive of energy transfer along helical structures by polarized light (QUENTRHEL)

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Electronic energy transfer (EET) is a ubiquitous photophysical process that plays a crucial role in the light- harvesting capabilities of natural and artificial antenna complexes. Emerging experimental breakthroughs indicate that the dynamics of light harvesting is not fully described by a classical random-walk picture, but also quantum coherent transfer takes place. The main goal of QUENTRHEL project is to study the possible presence of a relation between structure and coherent mechanisms. The main challenge is to develop new spectroscopic tools able to unveil the presence and the nature of vibrational modes acting during the energy migration and possibly driving coherent mechanisms. To this aim, a new 2D technique is proposed, based on the use of circularly polarized light. The attention will be mainly focused on multichromophoric systems with helical arrangements because they mimic a ubiquitous motif that nature exploited to develop highly efficient EET.

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Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
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Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
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Università degli Studi di Padova

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Padova - Italy
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