In our laboratory microsensor setups (see photographs) we use the following components:
For a basic microsensor setup, you need approx. 1-1.5 sq-meter space and a vibration-free table. Follow these basic steps to assemble it:
Before you start the actual measurement, ensure that all the hardware is functioning reliably. Specifically, test
Once all the components function properly, you can start the measurements. Below is a list of measurements that we usually conduct, and the corresponding program(s) that we use.
|Measurement type||Program(s) used|
|Automated microprofiling of analyte concentrations||m-Profiler + LINPOS-server|
|Recording of analyte concentrations in time||DAQ-server|
|Automated microprofiling of gross photosynthesis using the light-dark shift method||Photo-m-Profiler + DAQ-server + LINPOS-server|
|Automated microprofiling of light spectra||Spectral-m-Profiler + LINPOS-server + OOIBase32|
|Automated microprofiling of radioactivity||Radio-m-Profiler|
Since the programs listed above are TCP/IP servers, one can combine any of the measurements listed above in a complex experiment, which can be automated in a specific timing protocol using the scripting approach implemented in G-client.