DYNAMIC SCALING IN THE DIELECTRIC RESPONSE OF EXCISED EMT-6 TUMORS UNDERGOING HYPERTHERMIA
|Title||DYNAMIC SCALING IN THE DIELECTRIC RESPONSE OF EXCISED EMT-6 TUMORS UNDERGOING HYPERTHERMIA|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Dissado, L. A., Alison J. M., Hill R. M., McRae D. A., and Esrick M. A.|
|Journal||Physics in Medicine and Biology|
A constant-phase-angle response (CPA) has been identified in the dielectric spectrum of EMT-6 tissues undergoing hyperthermia. A dynamic scaling relationship between the static permittivity and conductivity using the CPA frequency exponent n has been shown to occur during the destructive phase of hyperthermia. This behaviour has been attributed to the self-similar structure of the internal membrane compartments of the cells and described by means of a hierarchical circuit model. In this way the CPA exponent has been related to the convolution of internal membrane surfaces lying in between the mitochondria and the outer cell wall. The dynamic scaling is assigned to the progressive destruction of cell membranes in sequence from the outside inwards.