Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Millimeter-wave effects on Candida albicans cells. med./bio.

Published in: J Bioelectricity 1985; 4 (1): 171-176

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the effects of amplitude modulated (AM) and continuous wave (CW) 72 GHz microwave exposure on the colony-forming ability of the fungus Candida albicans.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 72 GHz
Modulation type: AM
Exposure duration: 3 h
Exposure 2: 72 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 3 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 72 GHz
Type
Exposure duration 3 h
Modulation
Modulation type AM
Modulation frequency 1 kHz
Additional info

1kHz square wave modulated

Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber sampel holders
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 200 µW - estimated - -

Exposure 2

Main characteristics
Frequency 72 GHz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration 3 h
Modulation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber sampel holders
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 200 µW - estimated - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

CW microwave exposure caused a mean increase of 24% of colonies, whereas exposure to AM modulated microwaves leads to an mean reduction of 16%. It is to mention that the results showed a remarkable variability, which is difficult to explain.

Study character:

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