International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physics | United Arab Emirates | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023


Quantum Effects in Biological Systems: Enzymatic Reactions & Photosynthesis

Fatima Moizuddin


Abstract: In the emerging field of quantum biology, we begin to see how biological systems exploit quantum mechanics as their efficiency and certain phenomena such as photosynthesis and enzymatic reactions cannot be explained only by classical physics. This paper will shortly review the foundations and axioms of quantum mechanics including wave particle duality, Heisenburg?s uncertainty principle and the probabilistic interpretation of a wave function before exploring the first primary topic- quantum tunneling in enzymes. The paper will then provide deeper insights into quantum effects in photosynthesis including coherence, entanglement and the photoelectric effect. Additionally, quantum biology will have profound implications on the future of quantum technology. Leveraging the information scientists have gained about the quantum mechanical functions of biological systems, this paper will delve into the applications of this know-how in quantum technology.


Keywords: quantum biology, quantum mechanics, photosynthesis, enzymatic reactions, quantum technology


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,


Pages: 496 - 501


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