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Chemical amplification of magnetic field effects relevant to avian magnetoreception

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Magnetic fields as weak as the Earth's can change the yields of radical pair reactions even though the energies involved are orders of magnitude smaller than the thermal energy, kBT, at room temperature. Proposed as the source of the light-dependent magnetic compass in migratory birds, the radical pair mechanism is thought to operate in cryptochrome flavoproteins in the retina. Here we demonstrate that the primary magnetic field effect on flavin photoreactions can be amplified chemically by s...

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10.1038/nchem.2447

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Chemistry
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Physical & Theoretical Chem
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Chemistry
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Inorganic Chemistry
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Chemistry
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Inorganic Chemistry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
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Chemistry Research Laboratory
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Chemistry
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Chemistry Research Laboratory
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Evans, E
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Dodson, C
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Chemistry Journal website
Volume:
8
Pages:
384–391
Publication date:
2016-02-01
Acceptance date:
2015-12-18
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1755-4349
ISSN:
1755-4330
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608950
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2016-03-09

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