High magnetic field effects on human deoxygenated hemoglobin light absorption

Mauricy Motta, Yousef Haik, Abolghasem Gandhari, Ching Jen Chen

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Abstract

The effect of high static magnetic field on human deoxyhemoglobin spectrophotometric characteristics is studied. Five samples of partially deoxygenated hemoglobin in aqueous solution were tested. Magnetic field was applied in steps of 2 T (tesla), from 0 to 18 T. Spectral analysis showed a higher light absorption at wavelengths of 546 nm and at 581 nm. The applied magnetic field did not alter the wavelengths at which the absorption peaks occurred. On the other hand, the light absorption was found to increase with the applied magnetic field strength up to 14 T. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalBioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998

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Keywords

  • Blood
  • Hemoglobin
  • Light absorption
  • Magnetic
  • Spectrometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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