Approaches to Physical Measurements in Biotechnology

Approaches to Physical Measurements in Biotechnology

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This book discusses the basic theory and applications of new and emerging physical measurements in biotechnology and allied fields. The treatment is self-contained and enables non-physical science readers to appreciate how measurement science approaches problems in biological measurement. Likewise, it provides an insight for physical scientists and engineers into the principle and potential of physical methods in the bio-sciences. The work is thematic and covers electrical, acoustic, optical and some electro-chemical techniques. The treatment is essentially non-mathematical and presumes little prior knowledge on the part of the reader. Nevertheless, the material attempts a comprehensive discussion of methods and allows readers to assimilate fundamental concepts stage. Application notes are current and are supported by a selected reference list of some 300 appropriate citations. Extensive explanations of more abstruse concepts are given along with suitable illustrations.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 19.05mm | 510g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0121036103
  • 9780121036102

Table of contents

Part 1: electric circuite electrodes - conventional approaches in conductimetry; electrode preparation; impedimetry; bridge techniques; two and four electrode systems; coutler counters; effects of frequency; pulse methods. Part 2: pH/ORP methods; electrode based potentiometric and electro-chemical measurements; eliminating electrodes - indirect electrical methods; oscillometry; the hybrid oscillometer. Part 3: acoustic resonance densitometry; microbial densitmetry - optical methods; piezo-electric and surface acoustic wave sonors; biological applications of piezo-electric and micrograviemetric devices; surface acoustic wave systems; acoustic propagation techniques; acoustic microscopy; biological applications; acoustic manipulation of cells. Part 4: optical detection and enumeration of biological particles and microorganisms; applications of PCS; fluorescence measurements. Part 5: evolved gas indirect conductimitry; mass spectrometry; calorimetry; photo-thermal detectors; radio-traces; atomic resonance; scanning tunnelling and atomic force microscopy.
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