photophoresis


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photophoresis

(ˌfəʊtəʊfəˈriːsɪs)
n
(General Physics) physics the move away from a strong light source by previously suspended particles in a gas
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The research exploits the phenomenon of photophoresis, in which small, airborne particles can be manipulated with an intense beam of light.
There is a wide spectrum of treatment modalities in LE including drug therapy, non-electrotherapeutical treatments (exercise, manipulation, orthotics, and taping), acupuncture, electrotherapeutical treatment (laser, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, electromagnetic field and ionization, ultrasound, and photophoresis), and surgery.