Do field-free electromagnetic potentials play a role in biology?

A. Szász, G. Vincze, G. Andocs, O. Szasz

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Abstract

All bio-systems are imperfect dielectrics. Their general properties however cannot be described by conventional simple electrodynamics; the system is more complex. A central question in our present paper is centered on a controversial debate of the possible effect of the zero fields only potentials exist. We show that the identical use of the "field-free," "curl-free," and "force-free" terminologies is incorrect, there have definitely different meanings. It is shown that the effective electro-dynamical parameters that describe and modify living systems are the potentials and not the fields. We discuss how the potentials have a role in biological processes even in field-free cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-147
Number of pages13
JournalElectromagnetic Biology and Medicine
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • 1/f noise
  • Electromagnetic potentials
  • Field-free action
  • Fluctuations

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  • Biophysics
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Do field-free electromagnetic potentials play a role in biology? / Szász, A.; Vincze, G.; Andocs, G.; Szasz, O.

In: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2009, p. 135-147.

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Szász, A. ; Vincze, G. ; Andocs, G. ; Szasz, O. / Do field-free electromagnetic potentials play a role in biology?. In: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 135-147.
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