Accession Number:

ADA413207

Title:

Workshop on Dielectric Properties and Electrical Breakdown of Biological Membranes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb-31 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Dielectric Properties and Electrical Breakdown of Biological Membranes was the topic of a workshop at the Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena on October 20, 2002, in Mexico. The workshop, supported by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, the US AFOSR and ONR, was organized by Karl H. Schoenbach. The presentations focused on nonthermal biological effects caused by high power pulsed electric fields. The interest in this topic was stimulated by recent observations of modifications in cell functions and induction of apoptosis in cells when exposed to ultrashort electrical pulses. Prominent scientists from various countries presented invited talks on membrane structures and functions, dielectric properties, electroporation, and applications. The funding was utilized to support the travel expenses of invited speakers. A special issue on Dielectric Properties and Electrical Breakdown of Biological Membranes with J. Weaver MIT and K. H. Schoenbach ODU will be published in October 2003 in the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE