Photopyroelectric Microscopy of Plant Leaves

A. Cruz-Orea , R. Saavedra, B.R. Briseno-Tepepa , E. Suaste , J.L. Jimenez-Perez and R. Gonzalez-Ballesteros
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMOPHYSICS 29, 6 (2008)

ABSTRACT

The use of photothermal microscopy to obtain superficial and in-depth images, by means of the interaction of a thermal wave with the analyzed material, has reached great interest due to its numerous applications. The application of the photopyroelectric microscopy technique to obtain images of plant leaves is presented in this article. In the experimental setup, a pyroelectric sensor and linear micro-positioners were used to obtain the photothermal signal at each point of the sample. Then it is possible to obtain images of plant leaves through their differences in local thermal properties and thickness.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10765-007-0262-3



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