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 […]