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Erythrocyte rouleau formation under polarized electromagnetic fields

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Sebastián Franco, José Luis and Muñoz San Martín, Sagrario and Sancho Ruíz, Miguel and Miranda Pantoja, José Miguel and Álvarez Galindo, Gabriel (2005) Erythrocyte rouleau formation under polarized electromagnetic fields. Physical Review E, 72 (3 (Par). ISSN 1539-3755

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.72.031913


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We study the influence of an external electromagnetic field of 1.8 GHz in the formation or disaggregation of long rouleau of identical erythrocyte cells. In particular we calculate the variation of the transmembrane potential of an individual erythrocyte illuminated by the external field due to the presence of the neighboring erythrocytes in the rouleau, and compare the total electric energy of isolated cells with the total electric energy of the rouleau. We show that the polarization of the external electromagnetic field plays a fundamental role in the total energy variation of the cell system, and consequently in the formation or disaggregation of rouleau.


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© The American Physical Society. This work was supported by the Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias under Grant No. PI03/0295 and by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología under Project No. BFM2002-02646.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Finite-Element-Method, Direct RF Exposure, Electric-Field, Biological Implications, Fluid Membranes, Mobile Phone, Vesicles, Cells, Radiation, Orientation.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electronics
Sciences > Physics > Physics-Mathematical models
Sciences > Physics > Electricity
ID Code:24370
Deposited On:29 Jan 2014 12:58
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:09

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