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