UWA 2nd YEAR BIOPHYSICS COURSES


MODULE C: BIODATA


Topic C1: TRANSDUCERS

Introduction

black box characterisation, principles of measurement & back action, response time: steady state & transients

Electrodes

electrode/ electrolyte interface, impedance vs frequency, amplifiers & matching, patch-clamping, enzyme immobilisation techniques, EEG, ECG, EMG

Magnetometers

principles, Hall probe, flux-gate, electrolytic flow measurement, SQUIDs, biomagnetism & detection

Transducers

capacitive, inductive, accelerometers, piezoelectric, ISFET, PdMOS & TMOS devices

Signal Processing

IMPEDANCE CONSIDERATIONS
Buffer Amplifiers Capacitance Effects Inductive Effects Example - Microelectrode for Nerve Impulses

TIME and FREQUENCY DOMAINS
Action Potentials Sound

SIGNAL CONDITIONING
Operational Amplifier Circuits Active Filters Transfer Function

FEEDBACK and CONTROL SYSTEMS
Feedback Control Systems

Principles of Sampling

statistics, distributions - gaussian, log-normal, binomial, poisson; confidence limits

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