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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550499/systematic-review-of-fmri-compatible-devices-design-and-testing-criteria
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REVIEW
V Hartwig, N Carbonaro, A Tognetti, N Vanello
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is at present one of the most used methodologies for functional brain exploration, both in clinical and research settings. fMRI can noninvasively measure neural activity by using specific experimental paradigms. Often, these paradigms require the stimulation of the subject to perform sensorimotor tasks: in the past, the stimuli have been administered manually for investigating fundamental aspects of tactile perception and somatosensory processing. Nowadays, the use of mechatronic devices to stimulate the subject during fMRI studies is growing, also to assure reproducibility, control, and monitoring of task performances...
May 26, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548516/relativistic-electron-streaming-instabilities-modulate-proton-beams-accelerated-in-laser-plasma-interactions
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S Göde, C Rödel, K Zeil, R Mishra, M Gauthier, F-E Brack, T Kluge, M J MacDonald, J Metzkes, L Obst, M Rehwald, C Ruyer, H-P Schlenvoigt, W Schumaker, P Sommer, T E Cowan, U Schramm, S Glenzer, F Fiuza
We report experimental evidence that multi-MeV protons accelerated in relativistic laser-plasma interactions are modulated by strong filamentary electromagnetic fields. Modulations are observed when a preplasma is developed on the rear side of a μm-scale solid-density hydrogen target. Under such conditions, electromagnetic fields are amplified by the relativistic electron Weibel instability and are maximized at the critical density region of the target. The analysis of the spatial profile of the protons indicates the generation of B>10  MG and E>0...
May 12, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545233/hydrothermal-synthesis-of-nanooctahedra-mnfe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-onto-the-wood-surface-with-soft-magnetism-fire-resistance-and-electromagnetic-wave-absorption
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Hanwei Wang, Qiufang Yao, Chao Wang, Zhongqing Ma, Qingfeng Sun, Bitao Fan, Chunde Jin, Yipeng Chen
In this study, nanooctahedra MnFe₂O₄ were successfully deposited on a wood surface via a low hydrothermal treatment by hydrogen bonding interactions. As-prepared MnFe₂O₄/wood composite (MW) had superior performance of soft magnetism, fire resistance and electromagnetic wave absorption. Among them, small hysteresis loops and low coercivity (<±5 Oe) were observed in the magnetization-field curve of MW with saturation magnetization of 28.24 emu/g, indicating its excellent soft magnetism. The MW also exhibited a good fire-resistant property due to its initial burning time at 20 s; while only 6 s for the untreated wood (UW) in combustion experiments...
May 23, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543948/the-physics-of-mri-safety
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REVIEW
Lawrence P Panych, Bruno Madore
The main risks associated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been extensively reported and studied; for example, everyday objects may turn into projectiles, energy deposition can cause burns, varying fields can induce nerve stimulation, and loud noises can lead to auditory loss. The present review article is geared toward providing intuition about the physical mechanisms that give rise to these risks. On the one hand, excellent literature already exists on the practical aspect of risk management, with clinical workflow and recommendations...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542011/the-weighted-peak-method-in-the-time-domain-compared-with-alternative-methods-for-assessing-lf-electric-and-magnetic-fields
#5
Helmut Keller
Directive 2013/35/EU of the European Parliament and Council recommends the weighted peak method for assessing non-thermal effects of low frequency (LF) electric and magnetic fields. This article shows that this method is very practical and user friendly and is absolutely reliable to lead to correct results when applied in the time domain. The method can be used without limitations for any field profile and emulates the underlying physical and biological effects significantly better than all other presently known methods...
July 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539627/assembly-of-gold-nanoparticles-into-aluminum-nanobowl-array
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Xingce Fan, Qi Hao, Renchao Jin, Hao Huang, Zhengwei Luo, Xiaozhi Yang, Yile Chen, Xingzhi Han, Meng Sun, Qihua Jing, Zhenggao Dong, Teng Qiu
We mimic unique honeycomb structure as well as its functions of storing honey and pollen to assemble Au nanoparticle pattern on honeycomb-like Al nanobowl array by utilizing solid state dewetting process. Patterned Au nanoarrays of 'one particle per bowl' with tunable plasmonic bands ranging from the visible to the near-infrared region are fabricated by finely selecting the initial thickness of Au film, the geometry of Al nanobowl array and the thermal treatment parameters. This work presents a powerful approach to assemble Au nanoparticles into high density nanoarrays with superior spatial resolution, offering highly concentrated electromagnetic fields for plasmonic sensor applications...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539622/high-visibility-first-order-subwavelength-interference-based-on-light-pulse-storage-via-electromagnetically-induced-transparency
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Zhixiang Li, Jianji Liu, Hongming Fan, Jiachen Liu, Guoquan Zhang
We achieved high visibility first-order subwavelength interference based on light pulse storage and retrieval technique via electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) effect in a Pr(3+):Y2SiO5 crystal. The interference field distribution of a double-slit was first stored in a Pr(3+):Y2SiO5 crystal based on EIT effect, and then it was read out by a spatially modulated readout beam. The retrieved output field is proportional to the product of the input interference field of the double-slit and the spatially modulated readout field...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537898/resveratrol-may-reverse-the-effects-of-long-term-occupational-exposure-to-electromagnetic-fields-on-workers-of-a-power-plant
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Dan Zhang, Yang Zhang, Baoyu Zhu, He Zhang, Ye Sun, Chengxun Sun
High-voltage electricity lines are known to generate extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMFs). With the process of urbanization, increasing concerns has been focused on the potentially hazardous impacts of ELF-EMF on human health, and the conclusions are controversial. Little is known about the method of prevention against ELF-EMF induced healthy problems. A total of 186 male workers with occupational exposure to high-voltage electricity lines, and 154 male subjects with insignificant exposure as reference control were enrolled in this study...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537636/electromagnetic-field-coupling-characteristics-in-graphene-plasmonic-oligomers-from-isolated-to-collective-modes
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Junbo Ren, Weibin Qiu, Houbo Chen, Pingping Qiu, Zhili Lin, Jia-Xian Wang, Qiang Kan, Jiao-Qing Pan
In this paper, we propose a plasmonic tetramer composed of coupled graphene nanodisks. The transformation from the isolated to the collective modes of the proposed structure is investigated by analysing the whispering-gallery modes and extinction spectra with various inter-nanodisk gap distances. In addition, the effect of introducing a central nanodisk into the tetramer on the extinction spectra is explored, which leads to Fano resonance. Furthermore, the refractive index sensing properties of the proposed graphene plasmonic oligomer have been demonstrated...
May 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537455/efficacy-of-dipeptide-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-lung-cancer-models-under-pulsed-electromagnetic-field
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Ganga Baskar, Mathangi Ravi, Jiban Jyoti Panda, Anjali Khatri, Bhawna Dev, Roy Santosham, Sekar Sathiya, Chidambaram Saravana Babu, Virander Singh Chauhan, Suresh K Rayala, Ganesh Venkatraman
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the overall 5-year survival rate is less than 17%. Hyperthermia is an alternative approach for the treatment of lung cancer and is associated with fewer side effects. We employed ironoxide nanoparticles in inducing localized hyperthermia in lung cancer cells using a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF). We synthesized, characterized and determined the uptake of dipeptide-coated iron oxide nanoparticles. Further, their ability in inducing localized hyperthermia in PEMF on lung cancer cells was assessed...
May 24, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534925/osmotin-loaded-magnetic-nanoparticles-with-electromagnetic-guidance-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Faiz Ul Amin, Ali Kafash Hoshiar, Ton Duc Do, Yeongil Noh, Shahid Ali Shah, Muhammad Sohail Khan, Jungwon Yoon, Myeong Ok Kim
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent age-related neurodegenerative disease, pathologically characterized by the accumulation of aggregated amyloid beta (Aβ) in the brain. Here, we describe for the first time the development of a new, pioneering nanotechnology-based drug delivery approach for potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, particularly AD. We demonstrated the delivery of fluorescent carboxyl magnetic Nile Red particles (FMNPs) to the brains of normal mice using a functionalized magnetic field (FMF) composed of positive- and negative-pulsed magnetic fields generated by electromagnetic coils...
May 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534754/the-icvsie-a-general-purpose-integral-equation-method-for-bio-electromagnetic-analysis
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Luis J Gomez, Abdulkadir C Yucel, Eric Michielssen
An internally combined volume surface integral equation (ICVSIE) for analyzing electromagnetic (EM) interactions with biological tissue and wide ranging diagnostic, therapeutic, and research applications, is proposed. METHOD: The ICVSIE is a system of integral equations in terms of volume and surface equivalent currents in biological tissue subject to fields produced by externally or internally positioned devices. The system is created by using equivalence principles and solved numerically; the resulting current values are used to evaluate scattered and total electric fields, specific absorption rates, and related quantities...
May 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534099/effects-of-intermittent-and-continuous-magnetic-fields-on-trace-element-levels-in-guinea-pigs
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Onur Erdem, Cemal Akay, Sule Coşkun Cevher, Ayse Gulnihal Canseven, Ahmet Aydın, Nesrin Seyhan
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can affect living cells due to biochemical changes, followed by changes in levels of trace elements in serum and different organs. This study focuses on the effect of whole body exposure to EMF, presented everywhere in our environment, and on the levels of trace elements in serum, femur, brain, kidney, and liver tissues. The analyses performed on 29 guinea pigs were divided into five groups. Guinea pigs were exposed to a magnetic field of 50 Hz of 1.5 mT. Groups A and B were exposed to the magnetic field for a period of 4 h/day continuously (4 h/day) for 4 and 7 days, respectively...
May 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531795/coherence-and-polarization-properties-of-laser-propagating-through-biological-tissues
#14
Duan Meiling, Zhang Chao, Li Jinhong
Based on the extended Huygens-Fresnel principle, the analytical expressions of the cross-spectral density matrix elements for random electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model (GSM) beam propagating in biological tissues are derived, and used to study the changes in spectral degree of coherence μ and spectral degree of polarization P of random electromagnetic GSM beams with the propagation distance z propagating through the different biological tissues. It is shown that the changes closely depend on the species of the biological tissues, beam wave length, the interval between two field points and propagation distance...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527435/gauge-invariant-theory-for-super-high-resolution-raman-images
#15
Sai Duan, Guangjun Tian, Zhen Xie, Yi Luo
The use of a highly localized plasmonic field has enabled us to achieve sub-nanometer resolution of Raman images for single molecules. The inhomogeneous spatial distribution of plasmonic field has become an important factor that controls the interaction between the light and the molecule. We present here a gauge invariant interaction Hamiltonian (GIIH) to take into account the non-uniformity of the electromagnetic field distribution in the non-relativistic regime. The theory has been implemented for both resonant and nonresonant Raman processes within the sum-over-state framework...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526843/resonant-microwave-fields-and-negative-magnetic-response-induced-by-displacement-currents-in-dielectric-rings-theory-and-the-first-experiments
#16
A B Shvartsburg, V Ya Pecherkin, L M Vasilyak, S P Vetchinin, V E Fortov
The theoretical basis and experimental verification of resonant phenomena in the electromagnetic fields generated by displacement current in the near zone of dielectric ring is presented. According to the traditional viewpoint, the dielectric has an influence on the electric field inside resonator. To the contrary, we demonstrate that the dielectric ring exhibits magnetic properties at resonance. The sliding incidence of plane microwave on this weakly absorbing ring is shown to provide the sharp and deep resonance in the components of generated field; this low loss circuit is operating as a resonant dielectric magnetic dipole...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524900/tumor-treating-fields-nursing-implications-for-an-emerging-technology%C3%A2
#17
Alice Chang
Tumor-treating fields (TTFields) are a new technology used for cancer treatment consisting of battery-powered, insulated electromagnetic transducers that are placed on the scalp. This wearable, adhesive device is a certified physician-prescribed therapy for patients with glioblastoma multiforme, a type of primary brain cancer. TTFields are being used concomitantly with temozolomide (Temodar®) in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma and as a monotherapy in patients with recurrent glioblastoma after radiation therapy and chemotherapy...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524674/holography-of-wi-fi-radiation
#18
Philipp M Holl, Friedemann Reinhard
Wireless data transmission systems such as wi-fi or Bluetooth emit coherent light-electromagnetic waves with a precisely known amplitude and phase. Propagating in space, this radiation forms a hologram-a two-dimensional wave front encoding a three-dimensional view of all objects traversed by the light beam. Here we demonstrate a scheme to record this hologram in a phase-coherent fashion across a meter-sized imaging region. We recover three-dimensional views of objects and emitters by feeding the resulting data into digital reconstruction algorithms...
May 5, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523373/role-of-sod-gene-in-response-to-static-magnetic-fields-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#19
Raouia Hanini, Abdelwaheb Chatti, Selma Ben Ghorbel, Ahmed Landoulsi
The protective role of superoxide dismutase (SOD) against non-ionizing radiation such as static electromagnetic field (200 mT) has been studied in wild-type and mutant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lacking cytosolic Mn-SOD (sodM), Fe-SOD (sodB), or both SODs (sodMB). Our results showed that inactivation of sodM and/or sodB genes increases the sensitivity of P. aeruginosa toward stress induced by the static magnetic field (200 mT). Furthermore, our results showed an enhancement of SOD, catalase, and peroxidases after exposure to the magnetic field...
May 18, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522859/ultrasensitive-terahertz-metamaterial-sensor-based-on-spoof-surface-plasmon
#20
Xu Chen, Wenhui Fan
A planar terahertz metamaterial sensor consisting of a corrugated metal stripe perforated by three rectangular grooves is proposed and investigated numerically. Due to the formation of Fabry-Perot resonance of the spoof surface plasmons mode on the corrugated metal stripe, the extremely sharp resonance in transmission spectrum associated with strong local field enhancement and high quality factor can be realized and exploited for ultrasensitive sensing. Since the intense interaction between electromagnetic waves and analyte materials, the frequency sensitivity of 1...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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