Uniform DC electric field exposure systems for mice and cats

Tetsuo Kobayashi*, Koichi Shimizu, Goro Matsumoto, Fumihiko Nishiyama, Hiroshi Nakamura, Shunro Ohta, Masamichi Kato

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In most previous 50/60‐Hz experiments, subjects were placed in a dielectric cage and the electric field was applied from outside the cage. Although the field outside the cage was kept uniform in space and constant in time, the field inside the cage undergoes undesirable temporal and spatial variations. We have designed an electric‐field exposure system that overcomes these problems by having a metal cage constitute a part of the field generating electrodes. The uniformity along the diameter of the cages for mice and cats are more than 84.2% and 74.3%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-314
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • DC electric fields
  • exposure systems
  • finite difference method (FDM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physiology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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