# Characteristics of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in Electromagnetic (EM) Dosimetry

• Hwang, Sun-Tae (Division of Electromagnetic Metrology Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science) ;
• Choi, Kil-Oung (Division of Electromagnetic Metrology Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science)
• Published : 2000.06.30

#### Abstract

The SI unit of specific absorption rate (SAR) in W/kg in the electromagnetic (EM) field as non-ionizing radiation is exactly same as the SI unit of absorbed dose rate in Gy/s in the ionizing radiation field. The SI unit of both physical quantities can be expressed in $[m^{\cdot}s^{-3}]$. Where, the unit of absorbed dose, Gy stands for Gray. In EM biological interactions, the SAR equations are derived and the characteristics of EM field energy absorption in terms of the SAR are discussed and described on the mathematical basis.