Quantum Effects in Biological Systems
Anders Frederiksen, Thomas Teusch, Ilia A. Solov'yov
in book
Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale
edited by
Ilia A. Solov'yov and Alexey V. Verkhovtsev and Andrei V. Korol and Andrey V. Solov'yov
This chapter overviews and discusses an emerging area of quantum biology.The chapter provides examples of multiscale biophysical phenomena in whichquantum mechanics (QM) plays a crucial role. Among others, the chapter discussescase studies of quantum processes present in real biological systems, such as photoabsorptionelectron transfer, proton-coupled electron transfer and spin chemistry.For all the case studies, both a quick rundown of the theory behind each exampleis provided accompanied with real-life applications. Finally, ideas and possibilities where the knowledge from quantum effects in biological systems may stimulate advances in novel devices for diverse applications on the nanoscale, are provided.