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Simple estimation of induced electric fields in nervous system tissues for human exposure to non-uniform electric fields at power frequency

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Simple estimation of induced electric fields in nervous system tissues for human exposure to non-uniform electric fields at power frequency. / Tarao, Hiroo; Miyamoto, Hironobu; Korpinen, Leena; Hayashi, Noriyuki; Isaka, Katsuo.

In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 61, No. 12, 25.05.2016, p. 4438-4451.

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Tarao, H, Miyamoto, H, Korpinen, L, Hayashi, N & Isaka, K 2016, 'Simple estimation of induced electric fields in nervous system tissues for human exposure to non-uniform electric fields at power frequency', Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 61, no. 12, pp. 4438-4451. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9155/61/12/4438

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Tarao, H., Miyamoto, H., Korpinen, L., Hayashi, N., & Isaka, K. (2016). Simple estimation of induced electric fields in nervous system tissues for human exposure to non-uniform electric fields at power frequency. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 61(12), 4438-4451. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9155/61/12/4438

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Tarao, Hiroo ; Miyamoto, Hironobu ; Korpinen, Leena ; Hayashi, Noriyuki ; Isaka, Katsuo. / Simple estimation of induced electric fields in nervous system tissues for human exposure to non-uniform electric fields at power frequency. In: Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2016 ; Vol. 61, No. 12. pp. 4438-4451.

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