A relevância do entrelaçamento variável contínuo no DNA

sexta-feira, maio 27, 2011

The relevance of continuous variable entanglement in DNA

Elisabeth Rieper, Janet Anders, Vlatko Vedral
(Submitted on 21 Jun 2010 (this version), latest version 23 Feb 2011 (v2)

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.

Comments: 5 pages, 4 figures
Subjects: Quantum Physics (quant-ph)
Cite as: arXiv:1006.4053v1 [quant-ph]

Submission historyFrom: Elisabeth Rieper [view email
[v1] Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:32:59 GMT (573kb)
[v2] Wed, 23 Feb 2011 04:30:41 GMT (615kb)