Photoacoustic applications in biochemistry


Grant Data
Project Title
Photoacoustic applications in biochemistry
Principal Investigator
Professor Fung, Peter Chin Wan   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Ms Zhu Wen   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
1995-01-01
Completion Date
1997-12-31
Amount
0
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Other Funding Scheme
Funding Year
1994/1995
Status
Completed
Objectives
Photoacoustic techniques can be used to measure the absorption spectrum of many biochemical samples such as blood and mitochondria. According to the spectrum, we select some laser wavelengths to irradiate the mitochondria and then compare the respiratory control rate (RCR) of mitochondria with and without laser irradiation. It is found that laser irradiation has some effect on the RCR of mitochondria at some wavelengths. This is meaningful for understanding the mechanism of laser biostimulation.