On the neutron scattering on large polarons in quasi–one-dimensional molecular crystals
The "Vinča" Institute of Nuclear Sciences,
11001 Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Accepted: 3 December 1997
The possible large-polaron contribution to the neutron scattering on quasi–one-dimensional molecular crystals was examined within the continuum polaron model. It was found that the appearance of the central peak in the dynamic structure factor should be expected if large-polaron formation takes place. The possibility of the experimental verification of the existence of Davydov-like solitons in biological systems was discussed on the basis of these predictions.
PACS: 61.12.-q – Neutron diffraction and scattering / 71.38.+i – Polarons and electron-phonon interactions
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