Recent Advances in Biophoton Research and Its Applications

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World Scientific, Jan 1, 1992 - Science - 504 pages
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Biophoton emission now belongs to a topical field of modern science: It concerns a weak light emision from biological systems. Such molecular events are clearly compatible with collective phenomena as shown by recent developments in the life sciences such as the chaos theory. This book is concerned with the “optical window” of biological interactions and in view of their correlations to many biological functions they provide a powerful, non-invasive tool of analysing biological systems. Topics include food science, pollution, efficacy of drugs including the treatment of cancer and immune diseases, and communication phenomena such as consciousness.The collection of articles in this book covers the historical background, the physics of biophoton emission, those biological phenomena which show evidence of a “holistic” character, and finally discusses applications and biological evolution. This volume serves to bring researchers up-to-date on the subject and draws attention to the many exciting findings that are widely scattered in the scientific literature.
 

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Contents

Some Essential Questions of Biophoton Reseach
1
Hyperbolic Relaxation as a Sufficient Condition
47
Quantum Theory of Biophoton Emission
59
Coherence in Physics and Biology
113
Coherent Radiation from DNA Molecules
157
Technical Notes to Biophoton Emission
197
Spontaneous and Lightinduced Photon Emission
207
Biophoton Reemission Studies in Carcinogenic
231
Population Densitydependence of Biophoton Emission
345
Some Remarks on Biological Consequences of a Coherent
357
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Delayed Luminescence from
375
Biophoton Measurement as a Supplement to the Conventional
393
Biophoton Emission as an Indicator of Biological Quality
415
Coherence and Some Quantum Paradoxes
421
Bioluminescence as a Signature for Dark Matter Reactions
439
Evolution as the Expansion of Coherent States
445

Ultraweak Photon Emission from Synchronized Yeast
243
Ultraweak Luminescence Studies of Microsporogenesis in Larch
259
Light Emission and Rescattering in Synchronously Developing
287
Experimental Evidence on Ultraweak Photon Emission from
307
Time Behaviour of Delayed Luminescence
327
Mitogenetic Radiation as an Evidence of Nonequilibrium
457
Can the Vitalistic Entelechia Principle be a Working Instrument?
469
Index
495
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