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Structures, Correlations and Electromagnetic Interactions in Living Matter: Theory and Applications

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Biological Coherence and Response to External Stimuli

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Modern physics has elucidated many problems about the structure of complex systems by connecting the apparent macroscopic features to the collective properties of microscopic components. The bridge is provided by the Quantum Field Theory (QFT), which has been recognized as equivalent to a statistical mechanics of assemblies with infinite degrees of freedom. Moreover the quantum theory has been able to account for the emergence of ordered systems from non-ordered sets of microscopic components. Crystals, ferromagnets and superconductors have been successfully described by this approach.

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Del Giudice, E., Doglia, S., Milani, M., Vitiello, G. (1988). Structures, Correlations and Electromagnetic Interactions in Living Matter: Theory and Applications. In: Fröhlich, H. (eds) Biological Coherence and Response to External Stimuli. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73309-3_3

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