Physics of Biology

1211 Submissions

[2] viXra:1211.0068 [pdf] submitted on 2012-11-13 02:07:02

Some Considerations Relating to the Dynamics of Quasicrystals

Authors: Matti Pitkanen
Comments: 8 Pages.

The dynamics of quasicrystals looks to me very interesting because it shares several features of the dynamics of K\"ahler action defining the basic variational principle of classical TGD and defining the dynamics of space-ti preferred extremals of Kähler action. Magnetic body carrying dark matter is the fundamental intentional agent in TGD inspired quantum biology and the cautious proposal is that magnetic flux sheets could define the grid of 3-planes (or more general 3-surfaces) defining quasi-periodic background fields favoring 4-D quasicrystals or more general structures in TGD Universe. Also 3-D quasicrystal like structures defined by grids of planes can be considered and 4-D quasicrystal structure could represent their time evolution. Quite recently it has been reported that grids consisting of 2-D curved orthogonal surfaces characterize the architecture of neural wiring so that this hypothesis might make sense. This structure would be analogous to 2-D quasicrystal and its time evolution to 3-D quasicrystal.
Category: Physics of Biology

[1] viXra:1211.0050 [pdf] submitted on 2012-11-09 17:26:04

Do Ion Channels Spin?

Authors: Robert S. Shaw
Comments: 16 Pages.

Ionic current flowing through a membrane pore with a helical architecture may impart considerable torque to the pore structure itself. If the channel protein is free to rotate, it will spin at significant speeds. Order of magnitude estimates of possible rotation rates are presented, as well as a few arguments why such motion could improve ion transport.
Category: Physics of Biology