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Electric and magnetic phenomena in water and living systems

Jaberansari, M 1989, Electric and magnetic phenomena in water and living systems , PhD thesis, University of Salford, UK.

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We are called organisms because our cells are organized into a cooperative assemblage of interacting elements. Human beings are more than simply bags of interacting chemicals walking around enclosed within 1.8 square metres of skin. It has long been known that biological organisms, including ourselves, use chemical communication systems. Internally from tissue-to-tissue, for example, there are hormones; and externally, between individual organisms, particularly insects, there are pheromones. For the most part, the regulation of biological processes has been assumed to take place by means of chemical communication systems from a transmitter molecule via diffusion or bulk transport as the transmission link to a receiver or receptor molecule. Multicellular organisms, and human beings, comprise at least (1011 ) cells, a more rapid and efficient system of communication, other than a solely chemical means, is necessary to provide for the vast number of interactions essential for proper management of the whole system-In real time such a system might need to have a band width only obtainable with an optical carrier. Organisms are also dielectric resonators by virtue of their difference in dielectric constant from their environment, and, thus, are surrounded by an evanescent electromagnetic envelope which can act as a communication link to a similar field system [1). Bioelectromagnetic fields are part and parcel of life, the study of which involves the study of the electric, magnetic and electromagnetic field patterns surrounding a living system.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Contributors: Smith, CW (Supervisor)
Additional Information: PhD supervisor: Dr. CA. Smith
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2009 15:11
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 00:05

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