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Table of Contents

Interplay of Exciton Coherence and Dissipation in Molecular Aggregates

1. Introduction

2. Frenkel Exciton Model of Molecular Aggregates

3. Relaxation and Transport of Excitons

4. Simulations of Spectroscopy Signals

5. Concluding Remarks


Quantum Dynamics and Spectroscopy of Excitons in Molecular Aggregates

1. Introduction

2. Theory

3. Applications

4. Concluding Remarks


From Atomistic Modeling to Electronic Properties of Light-Harvesting Systems

1. Introduction

2. The Modeling Approach

3. Molecular Dynamics Simulations

4. Site Energies

5. Electronic coupling

6. Spatial Correlations of Site Energy Fluctuations

7. Temporal Correlations of Site Energies

8. Spectral Densities

9. Exciton Dynamics and Optical Properties

10. Conclusion


Chain Representations of Open Quantum Systems and Their Numerical Simulation with Time-Adaptive Density Matrix Renormalisation Group Methods

1. Introduction

2. Open-System Hamiltonians and Chain Mappings

3. Numerical Results and Applications

4. Conclusions and Future Developments and Applications

Part 1: Excitons in Biomolecules

Electronic Excitation Dynamics in a Framework of Shifted Oscillators

1. Introduction

2. Many-Site Polaron Master Equation

3. Non-Markovian Dynamics

4. Born-Markov Approximation in the Polaron Frame

5. Conclusions



The Significance of Alloy Colloidal Quantum Dots

1. Introduction

2. Theoretical Insight into the Electronic Band Structure of PbSex S1 − x/PbSey S1 − y QDs with Different Composition and/or Size

3. Synthesis Procedures and Experimental Techniqu


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About the serial-volume-editors

Uli Wurfel

Affiliations and Expertise

Fraunhofer-Institut fur Solare Energiesysteme ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Michael Thorwart

Affiliations and Expertise

Universitat Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Eicke Weber

Affiliations and Expertise

Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE, Freiburg, Germany