4 May 2001 Dynamics of hydrated mucopolysaccharides in cartilaginous tissues treated by laser radiation
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Dynamic mechanical properties of hydrated mucopolysaccharides have been studied in heated solutions by means of molecular hydrodynamic and acoustic techniques. These experiments model the thermal condition used for laser reshaping of cartilage. It has been shown that elastic modulus and internal friction depends on concentration of chondroitine sulphate in the solution and temperature. Maximum of internal friction was revealed at about 40 degree(s)C that corresponds to temperature of breakdown of hydrophobic bonds. Temperature dependence of internal friction manifests structural changes in polysaccharides molecules under laser heating.
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Alexander I. Omelchenko, Alexander I. Omelchenko, Emil N. Sobol, Emil N. Sobol, Natalia Yu. Ignatieva, Natalia Yu. Ignatieva, Valerii V. Lunin, Valerii V. Lunin, Kornelia Jumel, Kornelia Jumel, Stephen E. Harding, Stephen E. Harding, Nicholas Jones, Nicholas Jones, } "Dynamics of hydrated mucopolysaccharides in cartilaginous tissues treated by laser radiation", Proc. SPIE 4241, Saratov Fall Meeting 2000: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine II, (4 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.431504; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.431504

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