Chamber response time: A neglected issue in gas exchange measurements

I. Weiss, Y. Mizrahi, E. Raveh

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When the dimensions of standard commercial chambers for measuring gas exchange cannot accommodate the object being measured, scientists construct their own chambers. The time needed to reach chamber steady state (chamber response time) depends on net system volume (e.g. chamber and tubing volume) and airflow. Unfortunately, some authors take chamber response time into consideration while others ignore it. We present the formula for calculating chamber response time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2009


  • Chamber steady state
  • Hylocereus
  • Infrared gas analyser
  • Laboratory-made chambers
  • Net CO uptake
  • Open system
  • Self-clamping chambers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science


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