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Optical sensors for plant/water relations
Author(s): Silas Hadjiloucas; L. S. Karatzas; David A. Keating; M. J. Usher
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Paper Abstract

The potential of optical fibres in monitoring water uptake from plants is considered. Applications include an optical potometer that monitors water uptake from individual roots, the detection of xylem cavitation using audio acoustic emissions with an interferometric force feedback microphone, an optical displacement transducer that detects changes in leaf thickness in relation to leaf water potential, and the use of fluorescence to monitor water uptake and translocation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185007
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Silas Hadjiloucas, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)
L. S. Karatzas, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)
David A. Keating, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)
M. J. Usher, Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2360:
Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Brian Culshaw; Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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