photodynamics


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photodynamics

(fō′tō-dī-năm′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The science that deals with the effects of light on molecules, especially the activating effects of light on molecules that are inserted into the body to treat disease.
2. The behavior of a substance or chemical when exposed to light.
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This study provides insight into the photodynamic properties and potential applications of the nitrosylruthenium (II) complexes.
An effective photosensitizer to be used for photodynamic inactivation of microbes should have minimal dark toxicity and be able to rapidly clear from normal tissue once introduced into the body reducing phototoxic side effects.
Martinez, "Simulation of the photodynamics of azobenzene on its first excited state: comparison of full multiple spawning and surface hopping treatments," The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol.
Uptill now 37 colleges have been arranged on Condensed Matter, Particle Physics, Cosmology, Solid State Physics, Polymer Physics, Biophysics, Laser Physics, Plasma Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Renewable Energy Resources, Supernova, Accelerator Physics, Computational Physics, Nanosciences and its applications, Synchrotron, Radiation, Biophotonics, and Photodynamics.
Additional information on the photobleaching behaviour of the photosensitizers is needed to calculate the optimum photodynamic therapy (PDT) dose.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) matured as feasible medical technology in 1980s at several institutions in the world basically as a treatment for cancer involving 3 components:
Earle: Photodynamics, targeted tissue ablation, home administration by non-technical people, safety, alternate cardiovascular procedures, female health, incontinence (urinary or fecal), cancer treatment, and internal and external prosthetics.
The therapy uses a combination of amino acids and light to create oxygen radicals with photodynamics. In 85-percent of the cases tested the oxygen radicals destroyed the cancer cells.
Cramb, 'Near-Infrared Two-Photon Excitation of Protoporphyrin IX: Photodynamics and Photoproduct Generation', in Photochemistry and Photobiology 65: 91-95, 1997.
Photodynamics of nickel porphyrins in noncoordinating solvents: Characterization of dd excited states using transient Raman spectroscopy.
Other efforts involve exploring novel techniques, including the use of photodynamics and ultrasound, for decontaminating ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables.
Lischka, "Can the nonadiabatic photodynamics of aminopyrimidine be a model for the ultrafast deactivation of adenine?" Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol.