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Thermal and nonthermal biological effects and medical functions of the infrared rays absorbed by living systems
Author(s): Xiao-feng Pang
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Paper Abstract

Thermally and non-thermally biological effects of IR lights absorbed have been studied by nonlinear quantum theory and molecular biology on the basis of structures of cell and protein molecules. The mechanism of thermally biological effect is that the IR lights absorbed cause the quantum vibrations of bio-water molecules with hydrogen bonds. The vibration energy can transform as thermal energy of disorder motions of the water molecules according to its features of structure. The heated waters can cause a series of biological effects and phenomena to occur in the living system. The mechanism of the non-thermally biological effect is the follows. The IR lights absorbed can cause the quantum vibrations of amide-I in protein molecules, the vibrational quanta become as solitons by the self-trapping mechanism. The soliton carried energy can transport to one place from the other to generate a lot of biological effects. Also, the IR light scan also participate a lot of bio-chemical reactions. This is a non-thermally biological phenomenon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4414, International Conference on Sensor Technology (ISTC 2001), (14 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.440178
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Xiao-feng Pang, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China and SICMP (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4414:
International Conference on Sensor Technology (ISTC 2001)

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