email: bixon@post.tau.ac.il
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  • Nonlinear dynamics, intramolecular dynamics and unimolecular reactions - the implication of classical stochastic behavior in nonlinear systems to quantum intramolecular dynamics is investigated in order to clarify the justification of a statistical description and its manifestation in unimolecular reactions.


  • Theory of electron transfer reactions in solution - The role of the solvent in the electron coupling in long range transfer and effects of entropy changes.


  • Theory of biophysical processes on the molecular level - Theoretical analysis and interpretation of experimental data regarding structure, relaxation processes, electron transfer dynamics and spectroscopy, mainly in the bacterial photosynthetic system.


M. Bixon and S. Lifson Potential Functions and Conformations in Cycloalkanes. Tetrahedron 23, 769-784 (1967).

M. Bixon and J. Jortner Intramolecular Radiationless Transitions. J. Chem. Phys. 48, 715-726 (1968).

M. Bixon and R. Zwanzig The Boltzmann-Langevin Equation and Hydrodynamic Fluctuations. Phys. Rev. 187, 267-272 (1969).

M. Bixon Dynamics of Polymer Molecules in Dilute Solutions. J. Chem. Phys. 58, 1459-1466 (1973).

S. Efrima and M. Bixon A Stochastic Solvent Model for Electron Exchange Reactions J. Chem. Phys. 70, 3531-3535 (1979).

M. Bixon and J. Jortner Energetic and thermodynamics size effects in molecular clusters. J. Chem. Phys. 91, 1631-1642 (1989).

M. Bixon and J. Jortner Dynamics of Ultrahigh Molecular Rydbergs in Weak Electric Fields. J. Phys. Chem. 99, 7466-7472 (1995)

M. Bixon, J. Jortner and M.E. Michel-Beyerle A Kinetic Analysis of the Primary Charge Separation in Bacterial Photosynthesis. Energy Gaps and Static Heterogeneity. Chem. Phys. 197, 389-404 (1995)

M. Bixon and J. Jortner Electron Transfer via Bridges. J. Chem. Phys. 107, 5154-5170 (1997).

M.Bixon, B. Giese, S. Wessely, T. Langenbacher, M.E. Michel-Beyerle and J. Jortner Long-Range Charge Hopping in DNA. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 11713-11716 (1999).