Recently published Radiometric measurements of human subjects in the frequency range 480–700 GHz, demonstrate the emission of blackbody radiation from the body core, rather than the skin surface. We present a detailed electromagnetic simulation of the dermis and epidermis, taking into account the presence of the sweat duct. This complex structure can be considered as an electromagnetic bio-metamaterial, whereby the layered structure, along with the topology of the sweat duct, reveals a complex interference pattern in the skin. The model is capable of accurately representing the skin greyness factor as a function of frequency and this is confirmed by radiometry of living human skin.
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The authors would like to thank Guido Hegasy (www.hegasy.de) for contributing a schematic (Fig. 1) on layers and receptors of human skin. The authors would like to dedicate this publication to Prof. Alexander Puzenko, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. He was an inspiration to us all. May his memory be blessed.
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