Accession Number : ADA188156
Title : Critical Phenomena and Electromagnetic Effects in Biological Membranes.
Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Nov 86-Oct 87,
Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA
Personal Author(s) : Bond, James D ; Wyeth, N C ; Jordan, Carol A
PDF Url : ADA188156
Report Date : 30 Oct 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 12
Abstract : A physical basis is established whereby external electromagnetic fields can interact with biological membranes. The mechanism discussed, based on the membrane residing in a thermodynamic state near critical point, can accommodate very low field strengths. Numerical estimates of field strengths required to drive the membrane system close enough to a critical point, assuming it does not initially reside there, are presented. Keywords: Phase transitions; Electromagnetic radiation; Biophysics; Radiobiology; Membranes(Biology); Humans; Cells(Biology); Radiofrequency; Electromagnetic fields; Critical phenomena; Lipid bilayer; Cooperative effects; Electrofusion; Electroporation; Bioelectromagnetics.
Descriptors : *ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, *MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), BIOELECTRICITY, BIOPHYSICS, ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ELECTROMAGNETISM, ESTIMATES, EXTERNAL, FIELD INTENSITY, HUMANS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS, RADIOBIOLOGY, CELLS(BIOLOGY), RADIOFREQUENCY, LIPIDS, RADIATION EFFECTS
Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE