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Thermal effects of X-band microwaves on skin tissues
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Paper Abstract

Microwave can be used as a power carrier to implanted medical devices wirelessly, which is regarded as one of the attractive features for medical applications. The loss mechanism of microwave transmission through lossy media often appears as a thermal effect due to the absorption of microwave. Such a thermal effect on human tissue has not rigorously studied yet. The thermal effect on living tissues was experimentally tested with animal skins to understand the absorption characteristics of microwave. In this paper, the frequency range of microwave used for the tests was from 6 GHz to 13 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8344, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012, 834418 (31 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.917620
Show Author Affiliations
Kyo D. Song, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Hargsoon Yoon, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Kunik Lee, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jaehwan Kim, Federal Highway Administration (United States)
Sang H. Choi, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8344:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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