Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 30, 1998 - Science - 414 pages
It is now well established that all living systems emit a weak but permanent photon flux in the visible and ultraviolet range. This biophoton emission is correlated with many, if not all, biological and physiological functions. There are indications of a hitherto-overlooked information channel within the living system. Biophotons may trigger chemical reactivity in cells, growth control, differentiation and intercellular communication, i.e. biological rhythms. The basic experimental and theoretical framework, the technical problems and the wide field of applications in the food industry, medicine, pharmacology, environmental science and basic sciences are presented in this book, which also includes the rapidly growing literature.
This book is written by the most outstanding international scientists familiar with this topic who have been working in this field for many years.
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Photophysical reactions in cells
Weak light emission from bacteria and their interactions with culture media
Biophotons and defense response in plants
Luminometry in cellular stress research
A powerful light trappig system in DNA in order to convert light energy into biochemical signals
The photon count statistic study on the photon emission from biological systems using a new coincidence system
Weak photon emission of nonlinear chemical reactions of amino acids and sugars in aqueous solutions
Electroluminescence and its application
A Possible Mechanism based on the coherence of biophotons
Do we always need to know molecular origin of light emitted by living systems?
The physical background and the information character of biophoton emission
Photon emission of cereal seeds biophotons as a measure of biophoton emission
Biophotons and nonclassical light
experimental evidence and phenomenological model
Quantum coherence and the understanding of life
Coherence and biophoton emissions as investigate on acetabularia acetabulum
Nonlinearity wholistic properties and indications of energy transfer
Measuring weak light signals not far from noiselevel
Measurement of lowlevel emission under lab conditions
Wholebody counting on biophotons and its relation to biological rhythms
Flourescence imaging technique for detection of human melanoma
Alexander Gurwitsch autofluorescence bacteria binding problem biological systems bioluminescence biophoton emission biophoton field Biophoton Research BOSE-condensate cells chemical chemiluminescence collective coherence concentration consciousness correlation count rate culture cuvette decay delayed luminescence density dependence detected distribution eggs electro-luminescence electromagnetic electronically excited embryos emitted energy entropy enzymes experimental F.A. Popp Figure fluctuations fluorescence frequency FrOhlich function germinative ability Gurwitsch holistic hyperbolic increase induced intensity interaction irradiation kinetics light emission living systems luciferin luminescence macroscopic Maillard reaction measured medium melanomas metabolic molecular molecules neutrophil neutrophil suspension noise nonclassical observed optical organisms oxysporum parameters particles photomultiplier photon counting photon number photon statistical entropy physical Poissonian probability proteins quantum coherence quantum mechanical radiation field ratio reaction samples seeds sensitivity signal spectral spontaneous emission stimulated structure superfluid temperature theory thermal tissues ultraweak ultraweak luminescence ultraweak photon emission UWPE vacuum vigour wavelength