Impact of fibroblast cell density on the material parameters of thin artificial human skin in the terahertz band

Rui Zhang, Ke Yang, Qammer Abbasi, Khalid A. Qaraqe, Akram Alomainy

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Abstract

This paper presents the material parameters of collagen gel and dermal equivalents with different fibroblast cell densities in a Terahertz (THz) band from 0.2 THz to 1.5 THz. It is shown that collagen gel without cells has much higher refractive index and absorption coefficient than dermal equivalents, while the parameters of dermal equivalents slightly decrease with cell density. It denotes that the material parameters at the THz band is not only dependent on the water concentration but also their intrinsic biological features. The obtained results help understand the interaction of the THz wave with biological tissues and the diversity of material parameters of real human skin.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

Other

Other12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/4/1813/4/18

Keywords

  • Dermal equivalent
  • Fibroblast cell density
  • Terahertz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zhang, R., Yang, K., Abbasi, Q., Qaraqe, K. A., & Alomainy, A. (2018). Impact of fibroblast cell density on the material parameters of thin artificial human skin in the terahertz band. Paper presented at 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018, London, United Kingdom.