On the effect of weak magnetic field on solutions of glutamic acid: The function of water

A. De Ninno, A. Congiu Castellano

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Abstract

Even though a wide literature is available on the effects of weak Extremely Low Frequency ElectroMagnetic Fields (ELF-EMF) on the biochemical reactions, nevertheless the physical nature of these effects is largely unknown. The main challenge is the mismatch between the infinitesimal amount of the energy carried by the perturbation and the entity of the response of the system. More than 10 years ago, it was claimed that a weak current can be induced in a aqueous solution of Glutamic acid exposed to a weak magnetic field having a certain frequency. We have checked the influence of ELF-EMF on Glutamic acid using the FTIR-ATR spectroscopy in order to observe structural changes induced by the exposure. Samples have been exposed for 10, 20 or 30 minutes to a magnetic field generated by Helmoltz coils and then placed into the spectrometer. After the exposure solutions having different pH values always shown a shift toward the de-protonated species. The effect lasts for minutes after the exposure before the native configuration is restored.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Frohlich's Symposium: Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells, Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics, EDALC 2011 - , Czech Republic
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

Conference9th International Frohlich's Symposium: Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells, Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics, EDALC 2011
CountryCzech Republic
Period1/1/11 → …

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De Ninno, A., & Castellano, A. C. (2011). On the effect of weak magnetic field on solutions of glutamic acid: The function of water. Paper presented at 9th International Frohlich's Symposium: Electrodynamic Activity of Living Cells, Including Microtubule Coherent Modes and Cancer Cell Physics, EDALC 2011, Czech Republic. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/329/1/012025