Heating of spherical versus realistic models of human and infrahuman heads by electromagnetic waves

Authors

  • Sutus Rukspollmuang,

  • Kun-Mu Chen


Abstract

A numerical method based on a tensor integral equation has been employed to quantify the induced EM heating in realistic models of the human and infrahuman head. The head consists of a brain of realistic shape and eyes that are surrounded by a bony structure. The numerical method has also been used to determine the induced EM heating in spherical models of human and infrahuman heads and brains. The EM heating induced in the brain of the realistic model is lower than that induced in the brain of the spherical model. The bony stucture of the skull tends to attenuate heating of the brain, including the eyes.

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