Nonuniform exposures of petri dish cultures within a TEM cell identified by FDTD modeling

Milica Popovic*, Susan C. Hagness, Allen Taflove

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Transverse electromagnetic (TEM) transmission cells are used for exposing cell cultures to uniform TEM field and quantifying the biological effects. The uniformity of exposure is critical to quantifying the response versus dose of any observed biological effect. Standing waves and other electromagnetic field nonuniformities can lead to a nonuniform exposure. The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method provides an accurate means for quantifying electromagnetic field exposure levels within the culture cells. The specific absorption rate (SAR) can be calculated at each grid point within the cell culture given the FDTD-computed electric and magnetic field distribution throughout the TEM cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1218-1221
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. Part 1 (of 4) - Montreal, Can
Duration: Jul 13 1997Jul 18 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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