Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Page: 93-103
Quantum-Classical Electron as an Organizing Principle in Nature
Vladimir Valentinovich Egorov, Russian Academy of Sciences, FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics”, Photochemistry Center, Moscow, Russian Federation
Received: Jun. 27, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 21, 2020;       Published: Aug. 17, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20200804.12      View  113      Downloads  80
Abstract
We are introducing briefly to the new theory of “quantum” transitions in molecular and chemical physics — quantum-classical mechanics, in which an electron behaves dynamically in two ways: both as a quantum and as a classical elementary particle. Namely, in the initial and final adiabatic states of molecular “quantum” transitions, the light electron exhibits its quantum properties. On the contrary, in the transient molecular state, the electron, provoking the so-called dozy chaos in the vibrational motion of very heavy nuclei “in order” to shift the equilibrium positions of their vibrations to new positions corresponding to the new distribution of the electron charge, because of the continuous energy spectrum in the transient state, manifests itself as a classical elementary particle. The article discusses mainly studied and some promising applications of the organizing role of an electron in nature. Among the well-studied applications, the quantum-classical organization of optical absorption band shapes in polymethine dyes and their J-aggregates is discussed. For example, the well-known narrow and intense J-band of J-aggregates is one of the striking examples of the implementation of the so-called Egorov resonance, in which the motion of the reorganization of the nuclei of the environmental medium significantly contributes to the electron transition in the optical pi-electron chromophore of J-aggregates. This effect can also be interpreted as the transfer of dozy chaos from the peak of the J-band into its wing by a chaotic motion of the quantum-classical pi-electron state of the J-chromophore. The dynamic role of the quantum-classical electron in the joint organization of the absorption and luminescence spectra, and an extension of quantum-classical mechanics to nonlinear optical processes are discussed. The probable leading role of quantum-classical electrons in the evolution of molecular matter and possibility of applications of quantum-classical mechanics to the study of cancer and viruses are discussed as a future research perspective.
Keywords
Molecular Quantum Transitions, Dozy Chaos, Quantum-Classical Mechanics, Optical Spectra, Polymethine Dyes, Bioimaging, Cancer, Virus
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Vladimir Valentinovich Egorov, Quantum-Classical Electron as an Organizing Principle in Nature, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 93-103. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20200804.12
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