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Title: Methods and devices for non-invasive root phenotyping

Abstract

The present disclosure provides for an electronic sensor for detecting a root of a plant in soil, the electronic sensor that includes a first conductor plate configured to be disposed in soil, a switch, a power supply, and signal extractor. The switch is electrically coupled to the first conductor plate and is configured to switch between a first mode and a second mode. The power supply is electrically coupled to the switch and is configured to provide an electrical charge to the first conductor plate in the first mode of the switch. The signal extractor is electrically coupled to the switch and is configured to extract a signal response at the first conductor plate in the second mode of the switch. The present disclosure further provides a second conductor plate configured to be disposed in soil adjacent to and substantially parallel to the first conductor plate. The second conductor plate is electrically coupled to ground.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Hi Fidelity Genetics, Inc., Durham, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1735209
Patent Number(s):
10761074
Application Number:
15/778,195
Assignee:
Hi Fidelity Genetics, Inc. (Durham, NC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/22/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Benfey, Philip N., Windle, Jesse, Goldman, Daniel, Aguilar, Jeffrey, and Johnson, Logan. Methods and devices for non-invasive root phenotyping. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Benfey, Philip N., Windle, Jesse, Goldman, Daniel, Aguilar, Jeffrey, & Johnson, Logan. Methods and devices for non-invasive root phenotyping. United States.
Benfey, Philip N., Windle, Jesse, Goldman, Daniel, Aguilar, Jeffrey, and Johnson, Logan. Tue . "Methods and devices for non-invasive root phenotyping". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735209.
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