Static Light Scattering for Measuring Biological Cell Concentration

  • L. Ciaccheri
  • A. G. Mignani
  • A. A. Mencaglia
  • L. Giannelli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 109)


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.


Biological Cell Cellular Density Static Light Scattering Cervical Cell Suitable Wavelength 
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This work was partially funded by the Regional Board of Tuscany, under the DOCUP 1.8.1 funding scheme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Ciaccheri
    • 1
  • A. G. Mignani
    • 1
  • A. A. Mencaglia
    • 1
  • L. Giannelli
    • 2
  1. 1.CNR IFACSesto FiorentinoItaly
  2. 2.Hospitex Diagnostics srlSesto FiorentinoItaly

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