Natural electromagnetic waveguide structures based on myelin sheath in the neural system

@inproceedings{Xue2012NaturalEW,
  title={Natural electromagnetic waveguide structures based on myelin sheath in the neural system},
  author={Jiongwei Xue and Shengyong Xu},
  year={2012}
}
The saltatory propagation of action potentials on myelinated axons is conventionally explained by the mechanism employing “local circuit ionic current flows” between nodes of Ranvier. Under this framework, the myelin sheath with up to 100 layers of membrane only serves as the insulating shell. The speed of action potentials is measured to be as fast as 100 m/s on myelinated axons, but ions move at just 100 nm/s in a 1 V/m electric field. We show here the action potentials, in the form of… CONTINUE READING
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