A Study on the Dielectric Behaviour of Plant Cell Suspensions using Wideband Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (WB-EIS)

Kian Kadan-Jamal*, Aakash Jog, Marios Sophocleous, Dayananda Desagani, Orian Teig-Sussholz, Julius Georgiou, Adi Avni, Yosi Shacham-Diamand

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This paper presents the dielectric behaviour of suspensions of tomato cells (MSK8) and tobacco cells (BY2) in Murashige and Skoog, and Phosphate Buffer solutions. The behaviour of various concentrations of such suspensions is studied over a wide range of frequencies (1 kHz to 20 GHz). A distinct trend is observed in the relation between cell concentration and the capacitance of the first dispersion (i.e. at low frequencies), whilst the capacitance of the second dispersion (at medium frequencies) shows a clear relationship with the medium used. As the concentration of the cells increases, the capacitance observed increases for both cell types in both media. Furthermore, the capacitance observed for the MSK8 cells is higher than that for the BY2 cells in both media; furthermore, the normalized impedance magnitude of the MSK8 cell suspensions at low frequencies is higher than that of the equivalent normalized impedance magnitude for BY2 cells. Finally, the capacitance corresponding to the second dispersion is higher in Phosphate Buffer solution compared to that in Murashige and Skoog solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728168012
StatePublished - 25 Oct 2020
Event2020 IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2020 - Virtual, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Oct 202028 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Conference2020 IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2020
CityVirtual, Rotterdam


FundersFunder number
Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions
Israel Science Foundation1616/17
Tel Aviv University590351
Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel3-14345


    • BY2
    • Cell Suspension
    • Dielectric Properties
    • Impedance Spectroscopy
    • MKS8
    • Plant cells


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