Volume 52, Number 2, October II 2000
|Page(s)||238 - 244|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
The soliton mechanism of the delayed luminescence of biological systems
Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics Metrologichna
Str., 14-b,03143 Kyiv, Ukraine
2 Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l'Ingegneria, Unità INFM Università di Catania - viale A. Doria 6, I-95125 Catania, Italy
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 31 August 2000
Soliton model is suggested to explain the main properties of the delayed luminescence spectra of simple biological systems. Solitons describe self-trapped localised electron or exciton states in low-dimensional biological macromolecules, like alpha-helical proteins, actin filaments, microtubules, etc., and provide charge and energy transport on macroscopic distances in main biological processes. Such a model explains the long duration of the delayed luminescence of bio-systems, its kinetics and dependence on the intensity of the stimulating light.
PACS: 87.15.Mi – Spectra, photodissociation, and photoionization; luminescence / 05.45.Yv – Solitons / 71.35.-y – Excitons and related phenomena
© EDP Sciences, 2000
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