Optimal Control of Electron Transfer

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Undergraduate student
Date created: 
2020-04-01
Keywords: 
Electron transfer
Optimal control
Fokker-Planck dynamics
Abstract: 

We investigate a model that allows us to look at electron transfer in the fast-hopping regime. Using recent developments in the study of non-equilibrium processes, we compute optimal protocols which minimize the excess work required to drive the system from one control parameter value to another. Using these protocols, we evolve the system using Fokker-Planck dynamics to calculate how successful these protocols are over a variety of parameter values. We find that in using these protocols there is a trade-off between reducing the dissipation and successfully transferring the electron.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
Rights: 
Rights remain with the author.
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Senior supervisor: 
David Sivak
Department: 
Physics
Thesis type: 
Honours Bachelor of Science
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