WIT Press


FORMATION OF DISSIPATIVE STRUCTURES IN LIQUID WATER



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V5-N1-21-26

Volume

Volume 5 (2010), Issue 1

Pages

5

Page Range

21 - 26

Author(s)

E. DEL GIUDICE & R.M. PULSELLI

Abstract

In living systems, water takes part in the dynamics of life, not only because it accounts for 99% of all biomolecules but also because it provides energy to living matter. Water has the ability to achieve an extended form of organization and provide an ensemble of different coherence domains (CDs) that are phase locked, thus maximizing their capacity to ‘look for’ energy from the environment. This ‘coherence of coherences’ of ‘biological water’ in living systems corresponds to a sort of higher organization. An effi cient mechanism of energy transformation from CDs to biomolecules in living matter guarantees the transfer of biochemical energy necessary for the maintenance of life cycles. The dynamics of formation of dissipative structures in liquid water and the process of self-organization of living organisms induced by water are briefly discussed. Dissipative structures appear as a consequence of the phase locking within an ensemble of CDs. The process of charge and discharge of energy is discussed.

Keywords

coherence, dissipative structures, quantum fl uctuations, self-organization, water