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Konstruktion av provladdareför singelmolekyldetektor
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Signals and Systems Group.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Construction of sampleloader for single moleculedetector (English)
Abstract [en]

This report describes the development of a sample loader for my diploma work at Q-linea AB in Uppsala. The sample loader will replace the process of loading fluid samples into Q-linea’s instrument for biomolecule analysis. The earlier process was done by hand and was a time consuming and inefficient task.

The work was initiated with a design phase where an overview of the system was created. The sample loader will be receiving text commands from a PC that coordinates all the subsystems like pumps and lasers on the analysis instrument. The commands will be translated by a microcontroller into the correct movement of the samples needed to load them.

Most of the work was put down into developing the software responsible for handling communications and actuation of a couple of stepper motors. Lastly a circuit board was designed and manufactured, ready to be mounted into the existing instrument.

The result was a working prototype which now is used in the daily work at Q-linea. It is subject for further development and in the future it will be shipped as a part of the finished biomolecular analysis instrument from Q-linea.


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Keyword [sv]
provladdare, biomolekyl, automation, konstruktion, mikroprocessor, atmel, inbyggda system
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150471ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-E-2010/08-SEOAI: diva2:407541
Available from: 2011-04-05 Created: 2011-03-30 Last updated: 2011-04-05Bibliographically approved

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