17 August 1994 Partitioning-of-energy model for laser ablation of tissue
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A theoretical model is presented to account for the experimental observation that infrared tissue ablation is optimized by the use of wavelengths near the amide II band of proteins. The model recognizes the partitioned absorption of IR photons between protein and water due to overlapping spectral features along with the dynamics of biopolymers, the loss of mechanical integrity in proteins, and the explosive role played by the vaporization of water. The theoretical foundation for this model can be found in previous accounts of thermal confinement, multicomponent models, and selective photothermolysis.
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Glenn S. Edwards, Glenn S. Edwards, Jerri A. Tribble, Jerri A. Tribble, J. Bruce Johnson, J. Bruce Johnson, "Partitioning-of-energy model for laser ablation of tissue", Proc. SPIE 2134, Laser-Tissue Interaction V; and Ultraviolet Radiation Hazards, (17 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.182929; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.182929

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