The supramolecular structure of liquid water and quantum coherent processes in biology

A. De Ninno, A. Congiu Castellano, E. Del Giudice

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Abstract

Vibrational spectroscopy provides a powerful tool to understand the molecular structures. When applied to the liquid water, this technique reveals so many details which can also shed a light on the supramolecular arrangement of the most ubiquitous of the substances. In particular, the two fluid model of water, proposed several decades ago, founds experimental evidence. Moreover, some fundamental parameters calculated in the realm of the theory of Quantum ElectroDynamics applied to liquid water can be actually measured showing an excellent agreement with the theory. This allows to add a dynamical origin to the mixed cluster model of water well known by the biologists for fifty years and opens the way to the dawn of a real quantum biology. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Conference

Conference6th International Workshop on Decoherence, Information, Complexity and Entropy: Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics - From the Planck Scale to Emergent Phenomena, DICE 2012
CountryItaly
Period1/1/13 → …

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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De Ninno, A., Castellano, A. C., & Del Giudice, E. (2013). The supramolecular structure of liquid water and quantum coherent processes in biology. Paper presented at 6th International Workshop on Decoherence, Information, Complexity and Entropy: Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics - From the Planck Scale to Emergent Phenomena, DICE 2012, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/442/1/012031