Investigation of spin tunneling in carbon monoxide recombination with hemoglobin

B. Gerstman, Robert Hamilton Austin, J. J. Hopfield

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Abstract

A magnetic-field-induced optical linear dichroism has been observed in photolyzed hemoglobin at temperatures below 20 K. Nonadiabatic reaction rate theory for spinforbidden processes predicts a magnetic modulation of the tunneling rate which may account for the signal observed. The effect observed should be sensitive to crystal-field energy-level splittings for the iron atom in the heme group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1636-1639
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume47
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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