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Theoretical Analysis of the Induction of Forced Resonance Mechanical Oscillations to Virus Particles by Microwave Irradiation:Prospects as an Anti-virus Modality

Version 1 : Received: 24 April 2020 / Approved: 25 April 2020 / Online: 25 April 2020 (11:18:57 CEST)

How to cite: Uzunoglu, N. Theoretical Analysis of the Induction of Forced Resonance Mechanical Oscillations to Virus Particles by Microwave Irradiation:Prospects as an Anti-virus Modality. Preprints 2020, 2020040462 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0462.v1). Uzunoglu, N. Theoretical Analysis of the Induction of Forced Resonance Mechanical Oscillations to Virus Particles by Microwave Irradiation:Prospects as an Anti-virus Modality. Preprints 2020, 2020040462 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0462.v1).

Abstract

The induction of acoustic-mechanical oscillations to virus particles by illuminating them with microwave signals is analyzed theoretically. Assuming the virus particle being of spherical shape, its capsid consisting primarily of glycoproteins, a viscous fluid model is adopted while the outside medium of the sphere is taken to be ideal fluid. The electrical charge distribution of virus particle is assumed to be spherically symmetric with a variation along the radius. The generated acoustic-mechanical oscillations are computed by solving a boundary value problem analytically, making use of the Green’s function approach. Resonance conditions to achieve maximum energy transfer from microwave radiation to acoustic oscillation to the particle is investigated. Estimation of the feasibility of the technique to compete virus epidemics either for sterilization of spaces and/or use for future therapeutic applications is examined briefly.

Subject Areas

coronavirus; virus sterilization

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