Quantum Tunnelling!

March 23, 2021by kcat

Kcat Enzymatic we are working on the similar reactions of Cytochromes as in the Nobel Laureate Dr. Arnold’s lab, however by a different technology that uses Quantum Molecular Dynamics. We wonder if enzymatic reactions take the aid of quantum tunneling effects; specifically, could it be heavy atom tunneling! A quantum mechanical phenomenon where particles penetrate through a potential energy barrier that is higher in energy than the particle’s kinetic energy.