Characteristics of transverse electric and magnetic field transmission cells at extremely low frequencies [health effects research application]


Journal Article (Academic article)

Transverse electric and magnetic field (TEM) cells are often designed to subject samples to electromagnetic radiation of intrinsic impedance (E/H) that is the same as in free space, 377 Ω. Earlier work has shown this value to be correct for the RF region above about 2 kHz. In this study, measurements of magnetic fields in the extremely low frequency regions and at DC indicate the E/H ratio to be around 300 Ω for frequencies less than 2 kHz in cells of a particular design. This lower value indicates that care should be taken in estimating AC magnetic field intensities from electric field measurements in TEM cells at frequencies below 2 kHz

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wood, AW; Joines, WT; Blackman, CF

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

  • Bioelectromagnetics (Usa)

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 413