Quantum Biology on the Edge of Quantum Chaos

  title={Quantum Biology on the Edge of Quantum Chaos},
  author={G{\'a}bor Vattay and Stuart A. Kauffman and Samuli Niiranen},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
We give a new explanation for why some biological systems can stay quantum coherent for a long time at room temperature, one of the fundamental puzzles of quantum biology. We show that systems with the right level of complexity between chaos and regularity can increase their coherence time by orders of magnitude. Systems near Critical Quantum Chaos or Metal-Insulator Transition (MIT) can have long coherence times and coherent transport at the same time. The new theory tested in a realistic… 

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