Dielectric Properties of the Human Brain Measured less than 10 Hours Postmortem

Gernot Schmid, Georg Neubauer, Peter Mazal

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Abstract: After animal experiments gave a clear indication that the electric conductivity of brain tissue in the frequency range 800 to 2,450 MHz decrease after death, a measurement series on 20 human brains in the time period between 3 and 10 hours post mortem was performed. Analysis of the measurements obtained on fresh tissue yielded a mean value of grey matter conductivity which is slightly higher than values given in literature today. A comparison of mean conductivity versus post mortem age of the brain principally confirms the observations from the animal experiments, although the extent of decrease is in the range of the standard deviatino of the measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXVII URSI-GA International Union of Radio Science XXVIIth General Assembly
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Duration: 1 Jan 2002 → …


Period1/01/02 → …

Research Field

  • Biosensor Technologies


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