Can Millimeter Waves Generate Electroporation?
Authors: Yu, G.; Gao, Y.; Liu, S.; Wang, W.; Wu, J.
Source: International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Volume 23, Number 8, August 2002 , pp. 1261-1269(9)
Abstract:Analysis of the field distributions in a single biological cell under electromagnetic wave is given. With Debye approximation, the dielectric relaxation of each part of the cell, including the extracellular and cellular media, the cell membrane and the nuclear membrane, was taken into account. Making use of some typical parameters for a cell, the voltage across nuclear and cytoplasma membranes under electromagnetic waves are calculated up to millimeter wave frequency range. The calculated result indicates that it is unlikely to generate electroporation by present available millimeter wave sources.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Insititute of High Energy Electronics, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan 610054, People's Republic of China
Publication date: August 2002