Simulation of the effect of photoprotective titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles on the thermal response and optical characteristics of skin

I. V. Krasnikov, A. Yu Seteikin, Alexey P. Popov

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Abstract

The thermal response of skin covered with a mixture of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles of optimal sizes and irradiated by sunlight has been calculated. The nanoparticles were rubbed into the skin for maximum protection against the incident radiation. The dependences of the temperature dynamics in different skin layers (corneal layer, epidermis, dermis) have been obtained and analyzed upon skin irradiation with light at a wavelength of 310–800 nm. It has been found that increasing light scattering and absorption due to the nanoparticles introduced into the corneal layer resulted in a decrease in the thermal load and penetration depth of the incident radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-673
JournalOptics and Spectroscopy
Volume118
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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