Accession Number : ADA195961
Title : Vanderbilt Free Electron Laser Project in Biomedical and Materials Research.
Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Feb 87-31 Jan 88,
Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Personal Author(s) : Haglund, Richard F ; Tolk, N H
PDF Url : ADA195961
Report Date : Jun 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : The Medical Free Electron Laser Program was awarded to develop, construct and operate a free-electron laser facility dedicated to biomedical and materials studies, with particular emphases on: fundamental studies of absorption and localization of electromagnetic energy on and near material surfaces, especially through electronic and other selective, non-statistical processes; non-thermal photon-materials interactions (e.g., electronic bond-breaking or vibrational energy transfer) in physical and biological materials as well as in long-wavelength biopolymer dynamics; development of FEL-based methods to study drug action and to characterize biomolecular properties and metabolic processes in biomembranes; clinical applications in otolaryngology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and radiology stressing the use of the laser for selective laser-tissue, laser-cellular and laser-molecule interactions in both therapeutic and diagnostic modalities.
Descriptors : *BIOMEDICINE, *FREE ELECTRON LASERS, *LASER APPLICATIONS, ABSORPTION, BIOLOGY, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DRUGS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ENERGY TRANSFER, FACILITIES, LASERS, MATERIALS, MEDICAL RESEARCH, MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), METABOLISM, NERVOUS SYSTEM, OPHTHALMOLOGY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, RADIOLOGY, SURFACES, SURGERY, VIBRATION
Subject Categories : Radiobiology
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE