Static Light Scattering for Measuring Biological Cell Concentration
An experimental study was carried out, aimed at optimizing the optical/geometrical configuration for measuring the concentration of biological cells by means of static light scattering measurements. A LED-based optoelectronic setup making use of optical fibers was experimented, as the precursor of a low-cost device to be integrated in instrumentation for cytometry. Two biological sample types were considered as test samples of the most frequent analyses – cervical cells and urine, respectively. The most suitable wavelengths and detecting angles were identified, and calibration curves were calculated.
This work was partially funded by the Regional Board of Tuscany, under the DOCUP 1.8.1 funding scheme.
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