Differences and Similarities between Millimetre Wave and Thermal Heating Effect on Action Potential Triggering in Leech Interneuron

Sergii Romanenko, Peter H. Siegel, Livia Hool, Alan Harvey, Vincent Wallace

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Abstract

MMW radiation can be used to focally deposit energy into biological tissue, which converts in it into thermal energy due to high absorption properties, specifically of water. As a result, it can affect the functionality of some biological tissues. Neuronal tissue is one of the most susceptible types due to its high sensitivity to environmental changes, such as electric field and temperature. Here we investigate the effect of MMW mediated heating and conventional thermal heating on action potential voltage initiation in spontaneously active interneuron of leech. The results demonstrate that MMW radiation has a different effect to thermal heating but only at initial stages of sample heating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 - 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682852
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: 1 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
Volume2019-September
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Conference

Conference44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period1/09/196/09/19

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