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dc.contributor.authorKukushkin, A.
dc.contributor.authorJalkanen, Karl
dc.identifier.citationKukushkin, Alexander and Jalkanen, Karl. 2009. Role of quantum chemical calculations in molecular biophysics with a historical perspective. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation, and Modeling (Theoretica Chimica Acta). 125 (3-6): pp. 121-144.

We discuss how the basic principles of quantum chemistry and quantum mechanics can be and have been applied to a variety of problems in molecular biophysics. First, the historical development of quantum concepts in biophysics is discussed. Next, we describe a series of interesting applications of quantum chemical methods for studying biologically active molecules, molecular structures, and some of the important processes which play a role in living organisms. We discuss the application of quantum chemistry to such processes as energy storage and transformation, and the transmission of genetic information. Quantum chemical approaches are essential to comprehend and understand the molecular nature of these processes. To conclude our work, we present a short discussion of the perspectives of quantum chemical methods in modern biophysics, the field of experimental and theoretical chiral vibrational and electronic spectroscopy.

dc.publisherSpringer Berlin
dc.subjectQuantum nanobiology
dc.subjectRaman optical activity
dc.subjectVibrational circular dichroism
dc.subjectMolecular biophysics
dc.subjectNucleic acids
dc.titleRole of quantum chemical calculations in molecular biophysics with a historical perspective
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleTheoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation, and Modeling (Theoretica Chimica Acta)

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curtin.departmentNanochemistry Research Institute (Research Institute)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyNanochemistry Research Institute (NRI)
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering

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