The investigation of this thesis provides an instrumentation system capable of detecting low intensity bioradiation - namely spontaneously emitted photons from biological samples, also called biophotons.
Based on introduction of quantum fluctuation, virtual particles, Casimir Effect, sonoluminescence and quantum vacuum radiation, this thesis theoretically analyzes the
possible origin of bioradiation. Next an instrumentation system to detect low intensity bioradiation is designed. The system was based on the development of a previously existing experimental system in The Department Physics, Indiana State University.
This thesis was strongly supported by my advisor,
Dr. Torsten Alvager. The author would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Dr. Torsten Alvager for his invaluable advice and direction in pursuing this research, not only academically but also morally. Thanks for the time and patience of my thesis committee, Dr. Valentina French and Dr. John Swez. The author also wants to express thanks to faculty of department. Without them, it would not have been possible for the author to complete research.
LIST OF FIGURES
2.1 Sources of Light Emission
2.9 Casimir Effect
2.10 Virtual Particles
2.11 The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
2.12 Quantum Vacuum Radiation
2.13 Cosmic Radiation
Time-to-Amplitude Converter (TAC)
From Partial Transparent Samples
2.1 Casmir Effect
2.2 Casimir Effect Experiment
2.3 Virtual Particles
3.6 PMT Detector: Main Part of System
3.7 Instrumentation System Setup
4.1 Counting for Sample 1 Background
4.2 Counting for Sample 1
4.2 Sample 1 (lettus leaf)
4.3 Sample 2 (fish eggs)
sequence and instrumentation generated
random sequence at Reconstruction
Error = 0.01.