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Robust signals from a quantum-based magnetic compass sensor

  title={Robust signals from a quantum-based magnetic compass sensor},
  author={Maria Procopio and Thorsten Ritz},
  journal={arXiv: Biological Physics},
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA(Dated: September 26, 2013)A quantum-based magnetic compass sensor, mediated through radical pair reactions, has beensuggested to underlie the sensory ability of migrating birds to receive directional information fromthe geomagnetic field. Here we extend the currently available models by considering the effectsof slow fluctuations in the nuclear spin environment on the directional signal. We… 

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