ULTRA-SMALL, NON-DESTRUCTIVE FIBER OPTIC CHEMICAL PROBES (OPTRODES) WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR NUTRIENT FLUX STUDIES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$40,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1914
Agency Tracking Number:
1914
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20 Belinda Court, San Ramon, CA, 94583
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Stanley M. Klainer
Principal Investigator
(415) 829-7847
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ULTRA-SMALL, NON-DESTRUCTIVE FIBER OPTIC CHEMICAL PROBES (OPTRODES) WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR NUTRIENT FLUX STUDIES. T THESE PROBES WILL BE USED FOR THE IN SITU MEASUREMENT OF THE PRIMARY PLANT NUTRIENTS IN SOILS, SYNTHETIC ROOTING MEDIA AND IN-PLANT VASCULAR SYSTEMS TO STUDY THE FLUX DYNAMICS. THE OPTRODES ARE FLUORESCENT CHEMICAL SENSORS CAPABLE OF GIVING BOTH SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHEMICAL SPECIES PRESENT. THE OPTRODES ARE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SPECIAL LASER FLUORIMETER. THE PHASE IEFFORT FOCUSES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 100 PM O.D. POTASSIUMPROBE TO BE USED FOR PROOF OF PRINCIPAL. PRELIMINARY 3- DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENTS OF POTASSIUM BEHAVIOR IN SOILS AND SYNTHETIC MEDIA WILL BE MADE.

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