LI‑COR Biosciences Announces New Long-Term Chamber for the LI-8100

February 15, 2007 - Lincoln, NE

LI-COR announces the addition of a second long-term chamber for its LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System.  The 8100-104 Long-Term Chamber can be used in both single or multiple chamber applications. Up to 16 long term chambers can be sampled when connected to the LI-8150 Multiplexer.  For more information on the 8100-104 chamber, click here.

The LI-8100 is a complete, dedicated system for measuring soil CO2 flux.  It is designed for short-term survey or long-term unattended soil CO2 flux measurements over a wide variety of conditions. In addition to two survey chambers, the LI-8100 features two long-term chambers that can make automated diurnal measurements at a single location for weeks or months at a time. The long-term chambers feature a unique, moveable design that minimizes the effects of the chamber on the natural soil conditions to give reliable results over long periods of time.

Measurements of CO2 flux and additional measurements of soil temperature and soil moisture can be logged to the LI-8100’s flash memory or stored on compact flash cards. The LI-8100 System can be configured and monitored wirelessly with a PDA or by laptop. Windows® and Palm® interface software, along with data analysis software for post-processing, are included.

The new LI-8150 Multiplexer allows a single LI-8100 to monitor a total coverage area of up to 30 meters in diameter. The LI-8150 is available in either 8 or 16 port configurations, allowing researchers to expand existing systems by adding additional chambers over time. Inside its durable weatherproof case are high flow, low power, long-life solenoid valves, control electronics, an LED indicator panel, and filter assemblies that clean incoming air from the chambers.

LI‑COR Biosciences is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of integrated instrument systems for plant biology, environmental research, biotechnology, and drug discovery.  LI‑COR instruments for photosynthesis, gas analysis and light measurement are recognized worldwide for standard-setting innovation in plant science research and environmental monitoring.  Founded in 1971, the privately held company is based in Lincoln, Nebraska with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom.   LI‑COR systems are used in over 100 countries and are supported by a global network of offices and distributors.  Further information can be obtained at

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