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Strong coupling of a single electron in silicon to a microwave photon

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Science  13 Jan 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6321, pp. 156-158
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal2469

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  • RE: Electron to photon quantum coupling

    The cytoskeleton of astrocyte end foot processes have an electron dense layered membrane material in the undercoat. This is adjacent to extracellular medium which acts as a special dielectric material.The electron flow from the membrane to extracellular medium is controlled by permittivity fluctuations.
    There are possibilities for excitation media behaviour at the interphase of the membrane and the dielectric material.
    The cytoskeletal structures in astrocyte cells can act as a waveguide for photons that propagate in cells.
    Electron photon coupling is facilitated by excitation media which enable quantum biological information functions in astrocyte end feet processes enclosed between neuronal dendrites in extracellular medium.

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