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Cavity-Enhanced Detection of Biologically Relevant Magnetic Field Effects

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Magnetoreception is the ability of some animals to use the weak magnetic field of the Earth for navigation over long-distance migrations. It is a well-known phenomenon, but its underlying biophysical mechanisms remain poorly understood. One proposal involves light-induced, magnetically sensitive chemical reactions occurring within cryptochrome proteins, rationalised via the radical pair mechanism (Chapter 1). The absence of evidence in support of this hypothesis is in part due to the lack ...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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