In the history of discoveries, the name of the Soviet physicist Mikhail Evgenievich Gertsenshtein, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, is associated with such a phenomenon as gravitational waves.
According to Einstein’s theory, any moving massive body perturbs space. This perturbation is in the essence gravitational waves. These are not emitted by the object itself, but a change in the structure of space occurs due to its movement. However, Einstein himself did not believe that gravitational waves would ever be detected because they are very weak.
In 1960, using only general theory of relativity, USSR scientist Mikhail Gertsenstein predicted the appearance of these waves when electromagnetic waves pass through a very powerful static magnetic field. Later this phenomenon was named the Gertsenshtein-Zel’dovich effect.
For a long time, this effect could not be demonstrated due to technological problems related to the physical limitations of existing sources of electromagnetic radiation and components of magnetic systems. And only half a century after his discovery, it became possible to recreate and observe this effect in the laboratory.
Thanks to the development of modern technologies in the field of electronics and materials engineering, developers of Sensonica Ltd. succeeded in designing a broadband Gertsenshtein generator and developing customized sensors for measuring radiation. This made it possible to conduct a series of experiments on the effect of radiation on various biological, chemical and physical processes in living organisms.
The method for assessing the viability of biological organisms under the influence of radiation was patented by the company in 2018.
The waves arising from the Gertsenshtein effect have the same physical nature as gravitational radiation, which is constantly present in near-Earth space and accompanies biological evolution. Waves have a high penetrating ability, so they can affect processes even in deep-lying tissues. In this case, there is no energy exchange between radiation and tissues, which is a non-aggressive and physiological factor of influence.
Such characteristics of radiation make it a unique carrier of therapeutic effects and open up wide opportunities for using the Herzenstein effect in the field of medical rehabilitation and physiotherapy. This physical phenomenon is at the heart of the innovative Sensonica®Vega technology and the Sensonica®Vega branded line of pain management devices.