Biophysical mechanisms of modification of skin optical properties in the UV wavelength range with nanoparticles

A. P. Popov, A. V. Priezzhev, J. Lademann, R. Myllylä

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Abstract

In this paper, by means of the Mie theory and Monte Carlo simulations we investigate modification of optical properties of the superficial layer of human skin (stratum corneum) for 310- and 400-nm ultraviolet (UV) radiation by embedding of 35-200-nm-sized particles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silicon (Si). Problem of skin protection against UV light is of major importance due to increased frequency of skin cancer provoked by excessive doses of accepted UV radiation. For 310-nm light, the optimal sizes of the TiO 2 and Si particles are found to be 62 and 55 nm, respectively, and for 400-nm radiation, 122 and 70 nm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102035
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume105
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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