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Physica A 357 (2005) 1826 Crackles and instabilities during lung inflation
 

Summary: Physica A 357 (2005) 18­26
Crackles and instabilities during lung inflation
Adriano M. Alencara,b,Ã, Arnab Majumdara,b
, Zoltan Hantosc
,
Sergey V. Buldyrevb
, H. Eugene Stanleyb
, Be´ la Sukia
a
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
b
Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
c
Department of Medical Informatics and Engineering, and Institute of Surgical Research,
University of Szeged, Hungary
Available online 23 June 2005
Abstract
In a variety of physico-chemical reactions, the actual process takes place in a reactive zone,
called the ``active surface''. We define the active surface of the lung as the set of airway
segments that are closed but connected to the trachea through an open pathway, which is the

  

Source: Alencar, Adriano Mesquita - Departamento de Física Geral, Universidade de São Paulo
Stanley, H. Eugene - Department of Physics, Boston University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Materials Science; Physics