Accession Number : ADA131372
Title : Biological Effects of Millimeter-Wave Irradiation.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 81-30 Jun 82,
Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Gandhi,O P ; Hill,D W ; Riazi,A ; Wahid,P ; Wang,C H
PDF Url : ADA131372
Report Date : Dec 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 37
Abstract : The report describes experiments on millimeter-wave effects on lambda-prophage induction in lysogenic strains of E. coli, temperature-sensitive mutants of lambda prophage, and Salmonella typhimurium cells possessing Hismutation. No frequency-sensitive irrdation effects have been observed in spite of closely spaced frequencies used in the 42-48 and 65-75 GHz bands. A new method for measuring complex permittivities of biological media, with potential for in-vivo measurements, has been proposed that alleviates the need for samples with submillimeter thicknesses. Initial results appear to be highly promising. A system to allow low-wave-number Raman and Brillouin spectroscopy of biological media has also been set up.
Descriptors : *Radiation effects, *Salmonella typhimurium, *Millimeter waves, *Escherichia coli, Irradiation, Measurement, In vivo analysis, Mutagens, Mutations
Subject Categories : Radiobiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE