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Electrons in Molecules: From Basic Principles to Molecular Electronics

Jean-Pierre Launay and Michel Verdaguer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198814597
eISBN:
9780191852411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814597.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The book treats in a unified way electronic properties of molecules (magnetic, electrical, photophysical), culminating with the mastering of electrons, i.e. molecular electronics and spintronics and ... More


Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy of Macromolecular Assemblies: Visualization of Biological Molecules in Their Native State

Joachim Frank

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195182187
eISBN:
9780199893416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182187.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In this book, the mathematical principles and working methods of single-particle reconstruction are described; a method designed to retrieve three-dimensional structural information from electron ... More


Kinematics of Enzyme Action

Giovanni Zocchi

in Molecular Machines: A Materials Science Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691173863
eISBN:
9781400890064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173863.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Enzymes are catalysts as well as the molecular machines that generate and maintain the nonequilibrium state of the cell. There are roughly two main mechanisms by which enzymes provide the control ... More


Life’s Devices: On the Evolution of Prokaryotic Cells and Their Parts

Franklin M. Harold

in In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life's Building Blocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174143
eISBN:
9780226174310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174310.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter tackles the evolution of cellular organization. How did intricate subcellular machines, such as ribosomes, flagella and ion pumps come to exist? How do cells transmit their functional ... More


Dynamics of Enzyme Action

Giovanni Zocchi

in Molecular Machines: A Materials Science Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691173863
eISBN:
9781400890064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173863.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter discusses the deformability of enzymes. This property allows enzymes to couple a chemical process to a cycle of deformations of the molecule, which can perform a task in the cell. This ... More


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