[Molecular self-organization and multiple equilibrium systems].

Biofizika

PubMedID: 23650865

Ataullakhanov FI, Mel'nik KS, Butylin AA. [Molecular self-organization and multiple equilibrium systems]. Biofizika. 2013;58(1):149-58.
We have compared different types of natural self-organizing systems: crystal-like formation of multi molecular systems were conferred with self-organization in active media and dissipative structure formation. The comparison revealed a common feature of all such systems. They all have bi-(multi-)stable states. We propose a hypothesis that self-organization is impossible in systems that could not have bi-(multi-) stable states.