Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effects of millimeter waves on ionic currents of Lymnaea neurons. med./bio.

Published in: Bioelectromagnetics 1999; 20 (1): 24-33

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To examine the effects of Millimeter-waves on Ca2+ and fast-inactivating A-type K+ currents of Lymnaea neurons.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 60.22–62.22 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 5 min, 10 min and 20 min
  • SAR: 2.4 W/g maximum
Exposure 2: 75 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 5 min, 10 min and 20 min
  • SAR: 2.4 W/g maximum

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 60.22–62.22 GHz
Exposure duration 5 min, 10 min and 20 min
Modulation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • the open end of a rectangular waveguide with a 3.6 x 1.8 mm internal cross section
Setup The pipette with neuron was placed into the waveguide in such a way that the neuron was located at the center of the waveguide
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 2.4 W/g maximum calculated - -

Exposure 2

Main characteristics
Frequency 75 GHz
Exposure duration 5 min, 10 min and 20 min
Modulation
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 2.4 W/g maximum calculated - -

Reference articles

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Millimeter-wave irradiation had a significant effect on Ca2+ and fast-inactivating A-type K+currents of the Lymnaea neurons. Changes in the different parameters of the current can be explained mainly by the thermal effect of irradiation.

Study character:

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