Energy-related research (solar energy, light-to-electricity conversion, photosynthesis, proton pumps, etc.)

    1. A.Yu. Smirnov, S. Savel'ev, L.G. Mourokh, F. Nori
      Unidirectional rotary nanomotors powered by an electrochemical potential gradient
      (2007). [arXiv]

    2. A.Yu. Smirnov, L.G. Mourokh, F. Nori
      Forster mechanism of electron-driven proton pump
      Phys. Rev. E 77, 011919 (2007). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    3. A.Yu. Smirnov, S. Savel'ev, L.G. Mourokh, F. Nori
      Proton transport and torque generation in rotary biomotors
      Phys. Rev. E 78, 031921 (2008). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    4. A.Yu. Smirnov, S. Savel'ev, F. Nori
      Shuttle-mediated proton pumping across the inner mitochondrial membrane
      (2008). [arXiv]

    5. A.Yu. Smirnov, S. Savel'ev, F. Nori
      Diffusion-controlled generation of a proton-motive force across a biomembrane
      Phys. Rev. E 80, 011916 (2009). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    6. A.Yu. Smirnov, L.G. Mourokh, P.K. Ghosh, F. Nori
      High-efficiency energy conversion in a molecular triad connected to conducting leads
      J. Phys. Chem. C. 113, 21218 (2009). [PDF][Link]
      Supporting online information is available: [click here]
      A pedagogical powerpoint presentation is available: [click here]

    7. A.Yu. Smirnov, L.G. Mourokh, F. Nori
      Kinetics of proton pumping in cytochrome c oxidase
      J. Chem. Phys. 130, 235105 (2009). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    8. P.K. Ghosh, A.Yu. Smirnov, F. Nori
      Modelling light-driven proton pumps in artificial photosynthetic reaction centers
      J. Chem. Phys. 131, 035102 (2009). [PDF][Link][arXiv]
      Selected as the only "Research Highlight" (local PDF) of that issue of the Journal of Chemical Physics (JCP).
      Featured in "RIKEN Research News", Forecasting solar-energy harvests (local PDF) .
      A pedagogical powerpoint presentation is available: [click here]

    9. A.Yu. Smirnov, L.G. Mourokh, F. Nori
      Electrostatic models of electron-driven proton transfer across a lipid membrane
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 234101 (2011). [PDF][Link][arXiv]
      Invited article for the special issue on "Transport Phenomena in Proton Conducting Media".

    10. P.K. Ghosh, A.Yu. Smirnov, F. Nori
      Quantum effects in energy and charge transfer in an artificial photosynthetic complex
      J. Chem. Phys. 134, 244103 (2011). [PDF][Link][arXiv]
      This paper has been selected for the June 2011 issue of JCP: BioChemical Physics.

    11. P.K. Ghosh, A.Yu. Smirnov, F. Nori
      Artificial photosynthetic reaction centers coupled to light-harvesting antennas
      Phys. Rev. E 84, 061138 (2011). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    12. C.M. Li, N. Lambert, Y.N. Chen, G.Y. Chen, F. Nori
      Witnessing Quantum Coherence: from solid-state to biological systems
      Scientific Reports 2, 885 (2012). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    13. A.Y. Smirnov, F. Nori
      Modeling the Q-cycle mechanism of transmembrane energy conversion
      Phys. Biol 9, 016011 (2012). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    14. N. Lambert, Y.N. Chen, Y.C. Chen, C.M. Li, G.Y. Chen, F. Nori
      Functional quantum biology in photosynthesis and magnetoreception
      (2013). [arXiv]

    15. N. Lambert, Y.N. Chen, Y.C. Chen, C.M. Li, G.Y. Chen, F. Nori
      Quantum biology
      Nature Physics 9, 10-18 (2013). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    16. N. Lambert, S.D. Liberato, C. Emary, F. Nori
      Radical-pair model of magnetoreception with spin–orbit coupling
      New Journal of Physics 15, 083024 (2013). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    17. G.Y. Chen, N. Lambert, C.M. Li, Y.N. Chen, F. Nori
      Rerouting excitation transfers in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson complex
      Phys. Rev. E 88, 032120 (2013). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    18. L.G. Mourokh, F. Nori
      Energy transfer efficiency in the chromophore network strongly coupled to a vibrational mode
      Phys. Rev. E 92, 052720 (2015). [PDF][Link][arXiv]
    19. P.K. Ghosh, Y. Li, F. Marchesoni, F. Nori
      Pseudochemotactic drifts of artificial microswimmers
      Phys. Rev. E 92, 012114 (2015). [PDF][Link][arXiv]
    20. H.B. Chen, N. Lambert, Y.C. Cheng, Y.N. Chen, F. Nori
      Using non-Markovian measures to evaluate quantum master equations for photosynthesis
      Scientific Reports 5, 12753 (2015). [PDF][Link][arXiv]

    21. G.Y. Chen, N. Lambert, Y.A. Shih, M.H. Liu, Y.N. Chen, F. Nori
      Plasmonic bio-sensing for the Fenna-Matthews-Olson complex
      Scientific Reports 7, 39720 (2017). [PDF][Link][arXiv]