Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 137, Issue 6, pp 2135–2146 | Cite as

Development of temperature stabilization system for biological sample’s microscope

  • Michal FrivaldskyEmail author
  • Miroslav Pavelek


This paper deals with the development proposal of a heating system for maintaining a required temperature of a microscopic biological sample, which are located within the detection area of the microscope. The need for maintaining a specific temperature of a biological sample is given by the viability of the microorganism what is related to the temperature of their internal medium. Meeting the conditions for changing or maintaining the required temperature is especially necessary in cases such as monitoring the growth of microorganisms and within the temperature-dependent mutations. In this paper, several alternatives are presented, while the best possible design of the heating element is investigated through thermal simulation analysis. Consequently, the proposal for an appropriate control algorithm for the selected heating system and its arrangement is given together with its verification within the experimental sample of the microscope.


Joule heating A biological sample Microscope Thermal simulations Thermal regulation 



The authors wish to thank Slovak grant agency VEGA for Project No. 1/0547/18—research for the system optimization of the wireless power transfer systems. Experimental verifications and simulation experiments were performed with the help of financial support to R&D operational program centre of excellence of power electronics systems and materials for their components Nos. OPVaV-2008/2.1/01-SORO, ITMS 26220120003, and ITMS 26220120046 funded by European regional development fund (ERDF).


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechatronics and Electronics, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of ZilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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