We report calculations of the anisotropy ratio of the electrical conductivity of a simple model of a loose connective biological tissue described as a random assembly of multiscale undeformable core-shell and controlled polydisperse spherical structures. One can estimate a 10% increase in the anisotropy ratio due to the application of electric field (duration 100 μm) above the electroporation threshold (40 kV m−1) up to 120 kV m−1. These findings are consistent with the experimental data on the field-induced anisotropy dependence of the electrical conductivity due to cell membrane electroporation.
Assessing how electroporation affects the effective conductivity tensor of biological tissues
M. Essone Mezeme, M. Kranjc, F. Bajd, I. Serša, C. Brosseau, D. Miklavčič; Assessing how electroporation affects the effective conductivity tensor of biological tissues. Appl. Phys. Lett. 19 November 2012; 101 (21): 213702. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4767450
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