Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

  • News
  • Published:

Molecules of life come in waves

Compounds found in cells show quantum behaviour.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy this article

Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

References

  1. Hackermüller, L. et al. Wave nature of biomolecules and fluorofullerenes. Physical Review Letters, 91, 090408, (2003).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  2. Arndt, M. et al. Wave-particle duality of C60 molecules. Nature, 401, 680, (1999).

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Ball, P. Molecules of life come in waves. Nature (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/news030901-8

Download citation

  • Published:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/news030901-8

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing