Could a cell membrane provide an electromagnetic shield ?

Stelios Papaioanou stelmed at freemail.gr
Tue Feb 10 21:04:08 EST 2004


Hello everybody!

I would like to ask you the following question:
If we apply an external electric field of 10 v/m very close
(~micrometers) to the surface of a neural cell membrane, what would be
the value of the electric field that is measured inside the cell.
Consider the cell membrane's resistance ~5 ohm/m2. Cell membrane has
also capasitance characteristics (Don't know the exact value).

Thanks in Advance 

Stelios Papaioanou

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