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A new type of radical-pair-based model for magnetoreception.

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Certain migratory birds can sense the Earth's magnetic field. The nature of this process is not yet properly understood. Here we offer a simple explanation according to which birds literally see the local magnetic field through the impact of a physical rather than a chemical signature of the radical pair: a transient, long-lived electric dipole moment. Based on this premise, our picture can explain recent surprising experimental data indicating long lifetimes for the radical pair. Moreover, t...

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10.1016/j.bpj.2012.01.007

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Biophysical journal More from this journal
Volume:
102
Issue:
5
Pages:
961-968
Publication date:
2012-03-01
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EISSN:
1542-0086
ISSN:
0006-3495
Language:
English
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pubs:316291
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316291
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2012-12-19

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