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Optical sensors for monitoring water uptake in plants

Hadjiloucas, S. ORCID:, Karatzas, L.S., Keating, D.A. and Usher, M.J. (1995) Optical sensors for monitoring water uptake in plants. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 13 (7). pp. 1421-1428. ISSN 0733-8724

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The monitoring of water uptake in plants is becoming increasingly important. Optical sensors offer considerable advantages over conventional methods and several sensors have been developed including 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, and an optical fiber displacement transducer that detects changes in leaf thickness in relation to leaf-water potential.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:18976
Uncontrolled Keywords:audio acoustic emissions, crop yield, individual roots, interferometric force feedback microphone, leaf thickness, leaf-water potential, optical fiber displacement transducer, optical potometer, plants, water uptake monitoring, xylem cavitation

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