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Journal of Biological Physics

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 41–50 | Cite as

Fröhlich's condensation in a biological membrane viewed as a Davydov soliton

  • H. Bolterauer
  • J. A. Tuszyński
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Abstract

A model Hamiltonian is postulated for a biological membrane involving phospholipid tails and heads accounting for the presence of dielectrically-active material. It is subsequently demonstrated that under specific conditions, Bose condensation of dipolar oscillations of the head groups may take place in support of Fröhlich's earlier conjecture. A new effect is found here that this condensation phenomenon can be interpreted as the emergence of a Davydov soliton in the momentum space for dipole oscillations.

Keywords

Polymer Statistical Physic Soliton Head Group Momentum Space 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Bolterauer
    • 1
  • J. A. Tuszyński
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJustus-Liebig-Universität GiessenGiessenW. Germany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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