The Use of a Modified Differential Conductivity Particle Counter to Determine Differences in the Size-Distribution Profiles of Proliferating Microorganisms.
Final rept. Aug 69-Aug 70,
CAMBRIDGE TECHNOLOGY INC NEWTON UPPER FALLS MASS
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Up to the present time, microbiological experiments have been conducted using assessment techniques which require long time periods for completion. The present program was carried out to demonstrate a new instrumental method which allows near-real-time readout of microorganisms concentrations and sizes, permitting effective replacement of the classical methods used to date. This instrumental method shows promise as a tool for discrimination between various particle shapes in the one to 100 micron particle size range. Preliminary experiments demonstrating the possibility of particle shape discrimination are described. Author