Space life sciences

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 278–281 | Cite as

Evidence for activated interfacial charge transport in low-G acceleration stress

  • Freeman W. Cope


The distribution of survival times of rats subjected to acceleration stress of +20G2 conforms to the Roginsky-Zeldovich or Elovich equation. This equation is derived from the hypothesis of electron or ion conduction across an activation energy barrier at the surface of a cell or subcellular particle, which suggests that tolerance to this acceleration stress is dependent upon such a biophysical process.


Activation Energy Organic Chemistry Geochemistry Survival Time Energy Barrier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Freeman W. Cope
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  1. 1.Biochemistry Laboratory, Crew Systems DepartmentU.S. Naval Air Development CenterWarminsterUSA

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