EMF Health-effects Research
Dielectric properties of human red blood cells in suspension at radio frequencies.
Lu Y, Yu J, Ren Y
Bioelectromagnetics 15(6):589-591, 1994
Dielectric properties of human red blood cells (RBCs) in suspension (hematocrit 50%) from 243 healthy persons (120 males, 123 females) were measured at 25 degrees C in a frequency range of 1-500 MHz, with a coaxial transmission line reflection method (one-side measurement).
The measuring system, controlled by an IBM-PC computer, was composed of a network analyzer (HP4195A), an impedance test adapter (HP41951-61001), a coaxial line sensor, and a temperature-controlling set.
The data measured revealed a statistically significant age dependence, with a critical age of about 49 years, above which permittivity and conductivity of human RBCs in suspension decreased significantly.