This article discusses the earlier Arxiv paper, Quantum Criticality at the Origins of Life, authored by Gabor Vattay, Stuart Kauffman et al. Electrical conduction is normally associated with the movement of electrons through conductive materials such as metals. However, this type of conduction is not seen as normal for organic systems. Hole and electron transport mechanisms have problems with the size of band gaps.
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Quantum criticality at the origin of life :: Gabor Vattay, Stuart Kaufmann et al, Eotvos University, University of Calgary and University of Toronto :: arXiv:1502.06880v2 [cond-mat.dis-nn] 3 Mar 2015 Summary and review of the above paper Most biomolecules are suggested to be neither conductors nor insulators, but to be at the critical transition point between these states. In this respect, they are seen as being a special type of quantum-critical material. Molecules involved in biochemical Read more […]
Steady state entanglement in open and noisy quantum systems at high temperature L. Hartmann, W. Dur, & H.J. Briegel, Innsbruck University Phys Rev A, vol. 74, issue 5 (dated May 15 2011) http://prl.aps.org This paper is significant in moving away from a Tegmark type orthodoxy of rapid decoherence in high temperature systems, towards a recognition that systems far from thermal equilibrium, such as biomolecules, are capable of resetting entanglement by drawing new particles from the Read more […]