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Optics of Biological Particles

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Fluorescence and other Optical Properties of Biological Particles for Biological Warfare Agent Sensors, Novosibirsk, Russia, 3-6 October 2005

Series: Nato Science Series II:, Vol. 238

Hoekstra, Alfons, Maltsev, Valeri, Videen, Gorden (Eds.)

2007, XI, 284 p.

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  • About this book

  • The first book exclusively dedicated to the optics of single biological particles
  • A truly multidisciplinary text, with contributions from physics, (micro)biology, cytology, etc.
  • State-of-the-art discussions on the optics of many different types of biological cells
  • A strong interaction between new theoretical - and numerical insights and applications in experimental design

This book covers the optics of single biological particles, both theory and experiment, with emphasis on Elastic Light Scattering and Fluorescence. It deals with the optics of bacteria (bio-aerosols), marine particles (selected phytoplankton communities) and red and white blood cells. Moreover, there are dedicated chapters on a general theory for scattering by a cell, and modelling and simulation of scattering by inhomogeneous biological cells. Finally, one chapter is dedicated to astro-biological signatures, discussing the possibilities for detecting non-terrestrial biological material.

The volume has up-to-date discussions on new experimental and numerical techniques, and many examples of applications of these techniques in real-life systems, as used to detect and characterize e.g. biological warfare agents or human blood cells.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ARF - Biophysics - Experiment - LED - Optics - astrobiology - blood cell - cells - erythrocyte - fluorescence

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Biophysics & Biological Physics - Microbiology - Optics & Lasers

Table of contents 

Preface. Light Scattering from a Cell; G. Videen and D. Ngo.- Modeling of Light Scattering from Three-Dimensional Inhomogeneous Biological Cells; A.K. Dunn.- Angularly Resolved Elastic Scatteringfrom Airborne Particles; P.H. Kaye et al.- Bio-aerosol fluorescence; Yong-Le Pan et al.- Optical and Morphological Characterization of Selected Phytoplanktonic Communities; A. Palucci.- Astro-Biological Signatures; T.M. Gledhill et al.- Modeling of Light Scattering by Single Red Blood Cells with the FDTD Method; Jun Q. Lu et al.- Optics of Erythrocytes;P. Tarasov et al.- Optics of Platelets; I.Kolesnikova et al.- Optics of Leucocytes; K. Semyanov et al.- Index

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