Modelling the internal field distribution in human erythrocytes exposed to MW radiation

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Sebastián Franco, José Luis and Muñoz San Martín, Sagrario and Sancho Ruíz, Miguel and Miranda Pantoja, José Miguel (2004) Modelling the internal field distribution in human erythrocytes exposed to MW radiation. Bioelectrochemistry, 64 (1). pp. 39-45. ISSN 1567-5394

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2004.02.003




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This paper studies the internal electric field distribution in human erythrocytes exposed to MW radiation. For this purpose, an erythrocyte cell model is exposed to linearly polarized electromagnetic (EM) plane waves of frequency 900 MHz and the electric field within the cell is calculated by using a finite element (FE) technique with adaptive meshing. The results obtained show the dependence of the induced electric field distribution on the main modelling parameters, i.e., the electrical properties (permittivity and conductivity) of the membrane and cytoplasm and the orientation of the cell with respect to the applied field. It is found that for certain orientations, the field amplification within the membrane of the erythrocyte shape cell can be higher than the one observed in an equivalent simple spheroidal geometry cell, commonly used in bioelectromagnetism. The present work shows that a better insight of the interaction of electromagnetic fields with basic biological structures is obtained when the most possible realistic cell shape is used. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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© Elsevier B.V.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Energy, Cells.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Electronics
ID Code:24561
Deposited On:17 Mar 2014 10:11
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:58

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