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Electromagnetic Radiation

Adamantia F Fragopoulou, Alexandros Polyzos, Maria-Despoina Papadopoulou, Anna Sansone, Areti K Manta, Evangelos Balafas, Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos, Aikaterini Skouroliakou, Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu, Alexandros Georgakilas, Dimitrios J Stravopodis, Carla Ferreri, Dimitris Thanos, Lukas H Margaritis
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of wireless devices during the last decades is raising concerns about adverse health effects of the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted from these devices. Recent research is focusing on unraveling the underlying mechanisms of RF-EMR and potential cellular targets. The "omics" high-throughput approaches are powerful tools to investigate the global effects of RF-EMR on cellular physiology. METHODS: In this work, C57BL/6 adult male mice were whole-body exposed (nE xp  = 8) for 2 hr to GSM 1800 MHz mobile phone radiation at an average electric field intensity range of 4...
May 22, 2018: Brain and Behavior
Silvia de Miguel-Bilbao, Juan Blas, Victoria Ramos
A well-defined experimental procedure is put forward to evaluate maximum exposure conditions in a worst-case scenario whilst avoiding the uncertainties caused by the use of personal exposimeters (PEMs) as measuring devices: the body shadow effect (BSE), the limited sensitivity range, and the non-identification of the radiation source. An upper bound for exposure levels to EMF in several indoor enclosures has been measured and simulated. The frequency used for the study is 2.4 GHz, as it is the most commonly used band in indoor communications...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Hiie Hinrikus, Maie Bachmann, Jaanus Lass
PURPOSE: This topic review aims to explain the mechanism of low-level microwave radiation effect based on published research results. The review presents the analysis of theoretical and experimental results comprising underlying physics and derived biological-physiological consequences supported by experimental data. CONCLUSIONS: The rotation of dipolar molecules causes polarization of dielectric medium and restructuring of hydrogen bonds between these molecules...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
Kubra Boz, Hayri Hakan Denli
The rapid development of the global system for mobile communication services and the consequent increased electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure to the human body have generated debate on the potential danger with respect to human health. The many research studies focused on this subject have, however, not provided any certain evidence about harmful consequences due to mobile communication systems. On the other hand, there are still views suggesting such exposure might affect the human body in different ways...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
Maria Timofeeva, Lukas Lang, Flavia Timpu, Claude Renaut, Alexei Bouravleuv, Igor V Shtrom, George Cirlin, Rachel Grange
Nonradiating electromagnetic configurations in nanostructures open new horizons for applications due to two essential features: lack of energy losses and invisibility to the propagating electromagnetic field. Such radiationless configurations form a basis for new types of nanophotonic devices, where a strong electromagnetic field confinement can be achieved together with lossless interactions between nearby components. In our work, we present a new design of free-standing disk nanoantennas with nonradiating current distributions for the optical near-infrared range...
May 17, 2018: Nano Letters
Anna K Schweiger, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Philip A Townsend, Sarah E Hobbie, Michael D Madritch, Ran Wang, David Tilman, John A Gamon
Biodiversity promotes ecosystem function as a consequence of functional differences among organisms that enable resource partitioning and facilitation. As the need for biodiversity assessments increases in the face of accelerated global change, novel approaches that are rapid, repeatable and scalable are critical, especially in ecosystems for which information about species identity and the number of species is difficult to acquire. Here, we present 'spectral diversity'-a spectroscopic index of the variability of electromagnetic radiation reflected from plants measured in the visible, near-infrared and short-wave infrared regions (400-2,400 nm)...
May 14, 2018: Nature Ecology & Evolution
F Niel, C Riconda, F Amiranoff, R Duclous, M Grech
Radiation reaction in the interaction of ultrarelativistic electrons with a strong external electromagnetic field is investigated using a kinetic approach in the nonlinear moderately quantum regime. Three complementary descriptions are discussed considering arbitrary geometries of interaction: a deterministic one relying on the quantum-corrected radiation reaction force in the Landau and Lifschitz (LL) form, a linear Boltzmann equation for the electron distribution function, and a Fokker-Planck (FP) expansion in the limit where the emitted photon energies are small with respect to that of the emitting electrons...
April 2018: Physical Review. E
Yuqing Cheng, Weidong Zhang, Jingyi Zhao, Te Wen, Aiqin Hu, Qihuang Gong, Guowei Lu
Scattering and absorption properties of metal nanostructures have been understood well based on classic oscillator theory. Here, we demonstrate that photoluminescence of metal nanostructures can also be explained based on classic model. The model shows that inelastic radiation of an oscillator resembles its resonance band after external excitation, that is related with the photoluminescence from metallic nanostructures. The understanding based on classic oscillator model is in agreement with that predicted by quantum electromagnetic cavity model...
May 14, 2018: Nanotechnology
A G Shalashov, E D Gospodchikov, I V Izotov, D A Mansfeld, V A Skalyga, O Tarvainen
We report the first experimental evidence of a controlled transition from the generation of periodic bursts of electromagnetic radiation into the continuous-wave regime of a cyclotron maser formed in magnetically confined nonequilibrium plasma. The kinetic cyclotron instability of the extraordinary wave of weakly inhomogeneous magnetized plasma is driven by the anisotropic electron population resulting from electron cyclotron plasma heating in a MHD-stable minimum-B open magnetic trap.
April 13, 2018: Physical Review Letters
Dongxue Chen, Jianjie Dong, Jianji Yang, Yilei Hua, Guixin Li, Chuanfei Guo, Changqing Xie, Ming Liu, Qian Liu
Materials used for outdoor radiative cooling technologies need not only be transparent in the solar spectral region, but also need to have a broadband perfect absorption in the infrared atmospheric transparency window (infrared-ATW). Silicon carbide (SiC) has been thought to be a potential candidate for such materials. However, due to the near-perfect reflection of electromagnetic waves in the whole reststrahlen band (RB) of SiC, which is within the infrared-ATW, perfect absorption in the whole RB remains a challenge...
May 11, 2018: Nanoscale
Chuanlei Liu, Weihua Zhang, Kurt Ungar, Ed Korpach, Brian White, Mike Benotto, Eric Pellerin
This work explores the application of Health Canada's Fixed Point Surveillance (FPS) network for cosmic ray monitoring and dose estimation purposes. This network is comprised of RS250 3 inch by 3 inch Sodium Iodide (NaI) spectroscopic dosimeters distributed throughout Canada. The RS250's high channel count rate responds to the electromagnetic and muonic components of cosmic ray shower. These count rates are used to infer cosmic ray doses throughout FPS locations. The derived dose was found to have an accuracy within 6...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Varsha Mishra, Smitha Puthucheri, Dharmendra Singh
As a preventive measure against the electromagnetic (EM) wave exposure to human body, EM radiation regulatory authorities such as ICNIRP and FCC defined the value of specific absorption rate (SAR) for the human head during EM wave exposure from mobile phone. SAR quantifies the absorption of EM waves in the human body and it mainly depends on the dielectric properties (ε', σ) of the corresponding tissues. The head part of the human body is more susceptible to EM wave exposure due to the usage of mobile phones...
May 7, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
S M J Mortazavi, S A R Mortazavi, M Paknahad
Miranda-Filho et al. in their recently published paper entitled "Cancers of the brain and CNS: global patterns and trends in incidence" provided a global status report of the geographic and temporal variations in the incidence of brain and CNS cancers in different countries across continents worldwide. While the authors confirm the role of genetic risk factors and ionizing radiation exposures, they claimed that no firm conclusion could be drawn about the role of exposure to non-ionizing radiation...
March 2018: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
Gh Mortazavi, S A R Mortazavi, A R Mehdizadeh
A large body of evidence now indicates that the amount of mercury released from dental amalgam fillings can be significantly accelerated by exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) such as common mobile phones and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Studies performed on the increased microleakage of dental amalgam restorations after exposure to RF-EMFs have further supported these findings. Although the accelerated microleakage induced by RF-EMFs is clinically significant, the entire mechanisms of this phenomenon are not clearly understood...
March 2018: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
Hyun Jin Cho, Md Roknuggaman, Woo Sik Han, Shin Kwang Kang, Min-Woong Kang
Background: To find small pulmonary nodules or ground grass nodules (GGNs) with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is very difficult. There are several conventional methods to localize small nodules or GGNs, which require additional radiation exposure and may cause some complications such as pneumothorax or hemothorax. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy-guided pulmonary localization in a minimally invasive thoracic surgery field...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Freek Ruesink, John P Mathew, Mohammad-Ali Miri, Andrea Alù, Ewold Verhagen
Breaking the symmetry of electromagnetic wave propagation enables important technological functionality. In particular, circulators are nonreciprocal components that can route photons directionally in classical or quantum photonic circuits and offer prospects for fundamental research on electromagnetic transport. Developing highly efficient circulators thus presents an important challenge, especially to realise compact reconfigurable implementations that do not rely on magnetic fields to break reciprocity. We demonstrate optical circulation utilising radiation pressure interactions in an on-chip multimode optomechanical system...
May 4, 2018: Nature Communications
Sergio Salerno, Claudio Granata, Marco Trapenese, Vittorio Cannata, Davide Curione, Maria Camilla Rossi Espagnet, Andrea Magistrelli, Paolo Tomà
Current radiological literature is strongly focussed on radiation imaging risks. Indeed, given there is a small but actual augment in cancer risk from exposure to ionizing radiation in children, it is important to understand what the risk of alternative techniques could be. We retrospectively review literature data concerning possible MR imaging risks, focussing on the biological effects of MR, sedation and gadolinium compound risks when dealing with infant patients. The main concerns can be summarized in: (1) Biological effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) employed-whose mechanisms of interaction with human tissues are polarization, induced current, and thermal heating, respectively...
May 3, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
Mario Migliario, Maurizio Sabbatini, Carmen Mortellaro, Filippo Renò
Lasers devices are widely used in various medical fields (e.g. surgery, dermatology, dentistry, rehabilitative medicine, etc) for different applications, ranging from surgical ablation of tissues to biostimulation and pain relief. Laser is an electromagnetic radiation which effects on biological tissues strongly depends on a number of physical parameters. Laser wavelength, energy output, irradiation time and modality, temperature and tissue penetration properties have to be set up according to the clinical target tissue and the desired effect...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
Yingying Zhang, Linhai Cong, Jiayan He, Yu Wang, Yingying Zou, Zhihong Yang, Yuexin Hu, Shiwen Zhang, Xiaoguang He
Hypopharyngeal carcinoma (HC) is one of the most malignant tumors in the upper aerodigestive tract. Currently, there are no effective treatments for HC. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are a promising tool that can be used for plasmonic photothermal therapy (PPTT), which refers to the use of electromagnetic radiation, most often in near infrared (NIR) region, for the treatment of various medical conditions including cancer. AuNPs have been proved to be a promising tool for NIR spectroscopy-mediated photothermal therapies...
April 27, 2018: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Yongqiang Pang, Yongfeng Li, Mingbao Yan, Dongqing Liu, Jiafu Wang, Zhuo Xu, Shaobo Qu
Controlling of electromagnetic wave radiation is of great importance in many fields. In this work, a hybrid metasurface (HMS) is designed to simultaneously reduce the microwave reflection and the infrared emission. The HMS is composed of the metal/dielectric/metal/dielectric/metal configuration. The reflection reduction at microwave frequencies mainly results from the phase cancellation technique, while the infrared emission reduction is due to the reflection of the metal with a high filling ration in the top layer...
April 30, 2018: Optics Express
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