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Title: Numerical and experimental studies of mechanisms underlying the effect of pulsed broadband terahertz radiation on nerve cells

We have studied the mechanisms underlying the effect of pulsed broadband terahertz radiation on the growth of neurites of sensory ganglia using a comparative analysis of measured reflection spectra of ganglion neurites (in the frequency range 0.1 – 2.0 THz) and spectra obtained by numerical simulation with CST Microwave Studio. The observed changes are shown to be mainly due to pulse energy absorption in the ganglion neurites. Of particular interest are the observed single resonance frequencies related to resonance size effects, which can be used to irradiate ganglia in order to activate their growth. (laser biophotonics)
Authors:
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  1. St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22395818
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ENERGY ABSORPTION; GHZ RANGE 100-1000; LASERS; NERVE CELLS; PULSES; REFLECTION; RESONANCE; SPECTRA; THZ RANGE 01-100