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Photon-counting chamber with spectral and spatial discrimination for biological tests - applications in germination

Grant number: 15/11280-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: June 01, 2016 - June 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal researcher:Cristiano de Mello Gallep
Grantee:Cristiano de Mello Gallep
Home Institution: Faculdade de Tecnologia (FT). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Limeira , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Luis Fernando de Avila
Associated grant(s):16/50344-6 - The biomechanics and biophotonics of plant health and development, AP.R SPRINT


The intended goal is to assemble a dark chamber for photon-counting experiments with bio-samples. The setup uses 7 photomultiplier tubes simultaneously operated to provide spectral (by filters) and/or spacial (sectioned detection) discrimination. First applications will be on sensing of ultra-weak light emission in germination tests, to determine the locality, the periodicity and spectral range of such spontaneous emission. This project runs in parallel to a collaboration started with U.Bristol, where the joining of photonics and micro-vibration sensing looks for new insights in the early development of seedlings. (AU)

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