Information 2012, 3(4), 601-620; doi:10.3390/info3040601
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Fröhlich Condensate: Emergence of Synergetic Dissipative Structures in Information Processing Biological and Condensed Matter Systems

1 Institute of Physics "Gleb Wataghin", State University of Campinas—UNICAMP, Campinas 13083-859, Brazil 2 Institute for Advanced Studies—São Carlos, University of São Paulo—USP, São Carlos 13566-590, Brazil Deceased on 13 October 2012.
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Received: 18 September 2012; Accepted: 27 September 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Brain like Computing, Communication and Machines)
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Abstract: We consider the case of a peculiar complex behavior in open boson systems sufficiently away from equilibrium, having relevance in the functioning of information-processing biological and condensed matter systems. This is the so-called Fröhlich–Bose–Einstein condensation, a self-organizing-synergetic dissipative structure, a phenomenon apparently working in biological processes and present in several cases of systems of boson-like quasi-particles in condensed inorganic matter. Emphasis is centered on the quantum-mechanical-statistical irreversible thermodynamics of these open systems, and the informational characteristics of the phenomena.
Keywords: Fröhlich condensate; dissipative structures; synergetics; systems biology; information-processing systems

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Vasconcellos, Á.R.; Vannucchi, F.S.; Mascarenhas, S.; Luzzi, R. Fröhlich Condensate: Emergence of Synergetic Dissipative Structures in Information Processing Biological and Condensed Matter Systems. Information 2012, 3, 601-620.

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Vasconcellos ÁR, Vannucchi FS, Mascarenhas S, Luzzi R. Fröhlich Condensate: Emergence of Synergetic Dissipative Structures in Information Processing Biological and Condensed Matter Systems. Information. 2012; 3(4):601-620.

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Vasconcellos, Áurea R.; Vannucchi, Fabio Stucchi; Mascarenhas, Sérgio; Luzzi, Roberto. 2012. "Fröhlich Condensate: Emergence of Synergetic Dissipative Structures in Information Processing Biological and Condensed Matter Systems." Information 3, no. 4: 601-620.

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