Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 148 by Stuart A. Rice, Aaron R. Dinner

By Stuart A. Rice, Aaron R. Dinner

The Advances in Chemical Physics series—the leading edge of study in chemical physics

The Advances in Chemical Physics sequence presents the chemical physics and actual chemistry fields with a discussion board for serious, authoritative reviews of advances in each zone of the self-discipline. jam-packed with state-of-the-art study pronounced in a cohesive demeanour no longer stumbled on in different places within the literature, every one quantity of the Advances in Chemical Physics sequence deals contributions from the world over well known chemists and serves because the excellent complement to any complex graduate category dedicated to the learn of chemical physics.

This quantity explores:

  • keep an eye on of Quantum Phenomena (Constantin Brif, Raj Chakrabarti, and Herschel Rabitz)

  • Crowded fees in Ion Channels (Bob Eisenberg)

  • Colloidal Crystallization among and 3 Dimensions (H. Lowen, E.C. Oguz, L. Assoud, and R. Messina)

  • Statistical Mechanics of drinks and Fluids in Curved house (Gilles Tarjus, FranCois Sausset, and Pascal Viot)


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These results obtained in the presence of complex solvent/solute interactions aroused significant interest in ODD. In particular, AFC of photoproduct branching ratios in two very similar organometallic complexes CpFe(CO)2 Cl and CpFe(CO)2 Br (where Cp = C5 H5 ) was sensitive enough to detect differences between FeCl and FeBr bonding properties [482]. This finding suggests the possibility of performing ODD of individual compounds in mixtures of chemically similar molecules. Other examples of ODD include isotope-selective ionization of diatomic molecules [457, 462–464], molecule-specific manipulation of CARS spectra from a mixture of benzene and chloroform [515], and selective excitation of multiple fluorophores in TPEF microscopy [523, 524].

In principle, there exist various methods to engineer arbitrary finite-time Krausmap evolutions of open quantum systems. One method relies on the ability to coherently control both the system of interest and an ancilla (an auxiliary quantum system that serves as an effective environment). If a quantum system with Hilbert space dimension Ns is coupled to an ancilla with Hilbert space dimension Na , such that (1) Na ≥ Ns2 and (2) the ancilla is initially prepared in a pure state, then evolution-operator controllability of the system and ancilla taken together is sufficient for Kraus-map controllability (and thus for complete dynamic state controllability) of the system [186].

Let C be the set of all available finite-time controls, which may include coherent electromagnetic fields, an environment with a tunable distribution function [189], coupling to an auxiliary system [190–197], measurements [181, 198–203], and so on. Each particular set of controls, ξ ∈ C, induces the corresponding time evolution of the system through the Kraus map ξ,t that transforms an initial state ρ0 into the state ρ(t) = ξ,t ρ0 at time t. An open quantum system with Kraus-map evolution is called dynamically controllable in the set SD of states if for any pair of states ρ1 ∈ SD and ρ2 ∈ SD , there exists a set of controls ξ ∈ C and a finite time T , such that the resulting Kraus map ξ,T transforms ρ1 into ρ2 : ρ2 = ξ,T ρ1 .

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