Improved model of energy highway along protein strands

Ever heard of polarons? They are a kind of quasi-particle resulting from electrons self-trapping in a vibrating crystal lattice. Polarons can be harnessed to transport energy under certain conditions related to the relative vibrations of the electrons and the lattice itself. The theory explaining how polarons carry energy in crystals can be applied to long molecules called polypeptides—which can fold into proteins.

Improved model of energy highway along protein strands

Ever heard of polarons? They are a kind of quasi-particle resulting from electrons self-trapping in a vibrating crystal lattice. Polarons can be harnessed to transport energy under certain conditions ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Improved model of energy highway along protein strands, Wed 13 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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