[ExI] DNA: quantum correlations?

scerir scerir at libero.it
Tue Jun 29 16:40:11 UTC 2010

>> http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/25375/
>> The relevance of continuous variable entanglement in DNA
>> http://arxiv.org/abs/1006.4053
>> 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 
>> numerical simulations we conclude that entanglement may play a crucial 
>> in
>> explaining the stability of the DNA double helix.
>> [please notice that Vlatko Vedral is a real name in the field
>> of quantish matters]

> Classical physics serves as a sufficient explanation for this stability, 
> unless this trio can offer some serious experimental evidence, their
> speculations serve no useful purpose.

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