Seminar: Seminar on Acoustic Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation and their Applications - Details
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Course name Seminar: Seminar on Acoustic Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation and their Applications
Course number PHM-0296
Semester WS 2022/23
Current number of participants 2
Home institute Institut für Physik
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Next date Mon., 28.11.2022 08:15 - 09:45
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise 1. J. C. Lin, Auditory Effects of Microwave Radiation (Springer, Switzerland, 2021)
2. Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy, ed. L. V. Wang (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, 2009)
3. V. E. Gusev and A. A. Karabutov, Laser Optoacoustics (AIP, New York, 1993)
4. Biological Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation, eds. J. A. Elder and D. F. Cahill (US Environmental Protection Agency, 1984)
5. A.H. Frey, Human auditory system response to modulated electromagnetic energy, J. Appl. Physiol., 17, 689-692 (1962)
6. K.R. Foster and E.D. Finch, Microwave hearing: Evidence for thermoacoustic auditory stimulation by pulsed microwaves, Science 185, 256-258 (1974)
7. C.K. Chou, A.W. Guy, R. Galambos, Auditory perception of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 71, 1321-1334 (1982).
8. J. C. Lin and J. W. Wang, Hearing of microwave pulses by humans and animals: effects, mechanisms, and thresholds, Health Physics 92, 621-628 (2007)
9. N.M. Yitzhak, R. Ruppin, R. Hareuveny, Numerical simulation of pressure waves in the cochlea induced by a microwave pulse. Bioelectromagnetics 35, 491-496 (2014)
ECTS points 4

Course location / Course dates

(1005 T) Monday: 08:15 - 09:45, weekly (2x)
n.a. Monday: 08:15 - 09:45, weekly


1. The photoacoustic effect from its discovery by Alexander Bell (1880) and early research by Tyndall and Röntgen to the present.
2. Auditory effects in humans from pulsed microwave exposure: a mystery and its resolution. Thresholds of perception in humans and animals.
3. The common physical mechanism behind photoacoustic and microwave acoustic effects and a general theory.
4. Dosimetry and microwave absorption.
5. Thermoelastic pressure waves in canonical head models.
6. Computer simulations of pressure waves in anatomic models.
7. Microwave thermoacoustic tomography and imaging.
8. Other applied, health, and social aspects and implications.