Growth response of Escherichia coli bacterial cells on exposure to 1.25 Wm-2synchrotron-sourced Terahertz radiation

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International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz


The growth of E. coli cells following low intensity 1.25 Wm-2 broadband synchrotron-sourced Terahertz (THz) radiation was monitored following serial exposures for 60 minutes with distinct samples at 10-minute intervals. After 20 minutes, E. coli cells showed a reduction to 53% compared to the control, and a minor fluctuation in colony forming units density followed by a major recovery to 80% at 60 minutes.

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