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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||ON THE FORMATION OF DISSIPATIVE SPATIAL PATTERNS OF CHARGE-CARRIERS IN BIOSYSTEMS|
|Abstract:||It is shown that in systems like large aggregates of biological molecules, population inversion of charge carriers, for example as produced by photoexcitation processes, may have competitive advantage beyond critical levels of excitation to produce ordered spatial structures (morphological transitions). In our analysis electromagnetic radiation transfers electrons from bonding states into a continuum of itinerant antibonding states in a p-type doped sample. In this system, in which energy is pumped continuously by an external source, the interplay of collective and dissipative processes can be responsible for the condensation of a self-organized spatially ordered structure. The study we present here is carried out resorting to the powerful nonequilibrium statistical operator method, thus showing that it can be provide a mechano-statistical formalism at the microscopic level for the treatment of Prigogine's synergetic dissipative structures.|
|Editor:||Editrice Compositori Bologna|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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