the quantum phsyics of smell

Sense of Smell

Sense of Smell

Luca Turin, the emperor of scent, a biophysicist at University College Longon proposed in the 1990s that “…olfactory receptors respond not to the shape of the molecules but to their vibrations. [The theory provides] a detailed and plausible mechanism for biological transduction of molecular vibrations: inelastic electron tunnelling.” Recent findings suggest he might be correct. Read about it in ScienceBlogs “The Quantum physics of Smell”

~ by boatsie on August 3, 2008.

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