[ExI] DNA: quantum correlations?

scerir scerir at libero.it
Mon Jun 28 22:00:14 UTC 2010


The relevance of continuous variable entanglement in DNA
Elisabeth Rieper, Janet Anders, Vlatko Vedral
Abstract: We consider a chain of harmonic oscillators with dipole-dipole 
interaction between nearest neighbours resulting in a van der Waals type 
bonding. The binding energies between entangled and classically correlated 
states are compared. We apply our model to DNA. By comparing our model with 
numerical simulations we conclude that entanglement may play a crucial role in 
explaining the stability of the DNA double helix. 

[please notice that Vlatko Vedral is a real name in the field
of quantish matters]

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