Journal of Biological Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 97–107

Fröhlich's model of bose condensation in biological systems

  • T. M. Wu
  • Steven J. Austin
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01987286

Cite this article as:
Wu, T.M. & Austin, S.J. J Biol Phys (1981) 9: 97. doi:10.1007/BF01987286

Abstract

Fröhlich's model of Bose-Einstein condensation in biological systems is analyzed using finite temperature Green's function techniques. The thermal average of the rate of change of vibrational mode quanta in the biological system is calculated and compared with Fröhlich's postulated rate equations. The appropriate phonon lifetime is also calculated and represents the minimum time needed to produce the condensed phase. The possible importance of this lifetime and its relation to recent microwave absorption experiments is discussed.

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© Forum Press, Inc 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Wu
    • 1
  • Steven J. Austin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Applied Physics and AstronomyState University of New York at BinghamtonUSA