J. Phys. IV France
Volume 125, June 2005
Page(s) 725 - 727

J. Phys. IV France 125 (2005) 725-727

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005125166

Thermal diffusivity of human serum and plasma

R. Mayén-Mondragón1, J.M. Yánez-Limón1, P. Palomares2, M. Sosa3 and J. Bernal-Alvarado3

1  CINVESTAV Unidad-Querétaro, Libramiento Norponiente 2000, 76230 Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
2  Centro Estatal de Transfusión Sanguínea, 20 de enero 927, 37310 León, Gto., Mexico
3  Instituto de Física de la Universidad de Guanajuato, PO Box E-143, 37150 León, Gto., Mexico

Using a thermal lens experimental set up, the thermal diffusivity of human serum and plasma were measured. Several samples were studied and the results are reported as the average, including the standard deviation. The samples of serum and plasma were obtained in healthy adult donors from the Guanajuato State Blood Transfusion Center, Mexico; the donors were clinically tested and they were free of hepatitis, AIDS and other infectious diseases. The parameters reported were obtained using the thermal lens aberrant model with the lasers arranged in the mismatched mode.

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