Development of Portable Dynamic Ion Flux Detecting Equipment

  • Peichen Hou
  • Cheng Wang
  • Xiaodong Wang
  • Aixue Li
  • Peng Song
  • Bin Luo
  • Ye Hu
  • Liping ChenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 546)


Non-destructive testing of plant organs, tissues, and cells has important implications in studying the immediate physiological status of plants. The portable dynamic ion flux test equipment (PDIFTE) was developed based on Fick’s first law of diffusion and the Nernst equation to achieve the ion flux measurement in pmol cm−2s−1. This equipment integrates micro-imaging, micro-signal processing, automation and control, and biosensor technologies with the original signal acquisition and conditioning module, the motion control module, the macro 3D automatically control platform, micro digital imaging system, electrostatic shielding coating, ion-selective microelectrode, and other components. PDIFTE can detect H+, K+, Na+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Cd2+, Cl, \( {\text{NO}}_{3}^{ - } \), and \( {\text{NH}}_{4}^{ + } \). This device can be used in the physiological mechanism research of salt-resistant, drought-resistant, cold-tolerant, heavy metal-resistant, and disease-resistant plants. It can also be used in the research on plant nutrition, ion channel-related gene function, and crop resistant breeding screening.


Portable dynamic ion flux test equipment (PDIFTE) Ion-selective microelectrodes Liquid ion exchanger (LIX) Ion flux 



This research was supported by the Postdoctoral Funding from Beijing Academy of Agriculture, Scientific and Technological Innovation Team of Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (JNKYT201604, and Fundings from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.61571443).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peichen Hou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cheng Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaodong Wang
    • 1
  • Aixue Li
    • 1
  • Peng Song
    • 1
  • Bin Luo
    • 1
  • Ye Hu
    • 1
  • Liping Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Beijing Research Center of Intelligent Equipment for AgricultureBeijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Research Center for Information Technology in AgricultureBeijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry SciencesBeijingChina

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