Nitric oxide is a ubiquitous signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system. In this series, we discuss how we can use microwave spectroscopy to understand the structure and function of nitric oxide complexes. We also talk about current and future applications of microwaves.

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  • What does the future hold for microwave? Medicine 

    MARINAKIS, S; Howard,, B (2015-12-20)
    There are certain limitations and problems with using microwave radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, such as the spatial resolution, the penetration depth, the ability to focus the radiation, and the ...
  • What does the future hold for microwave? "Microwave effect" 

    MARINAKIS, S; Howard,, B (2015-12-18)
    Although we use microwave heating for chemical processes worth millions of dollars, the mechanism of the microwave heating is not very well understood. Progress in measuring local temperatures in microwave-heated transformations ...
  • Possible health effects of magnetic fields 

    MARINAKIS, S; Howard,, B (2015-12-16)
    There is a major public concern about possible detrimental health effects of weak magnetic fields. Our research will provide the first systematic and detailed study of magnetic properties of important radical-containing ...
  • Experimental and theoretical approaches 

    MARINAKIS, S; Howard,, B (2015-12-14)
    We use both experiments and theory to study nitric oxide complexes. On the experimental side, we introduce a mixture of nitric oxide with other gases, such as krypton, carbon monoxide, water and benzene, into a high vacuum ...
  • Setting the problem 

    MARINAKIS, S; Howard,, B (2015-12-12)
    Nitric oxide is a free radical, because it has one unpaired electron. This creates weak, short-lived complexes with a variety of species, which makes experimental investigations hard. Theoretical investigations are also ...
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