Algorithms for Particle Detection in Complex Plasmas
AbstractIn complex plasmas, the behavior of freely floating micrometer sized particles is studied. The particles can be directly visualized and recorded by digital video cameras. To analyze the dynamics of single particles, reliable algorithms are required to accurately determine their positions to sub-pixel accuracy from the recorded images. Typically, a straightforward algorithm such as the moment method is used for this task. Here, we combine different variations of the moment method with common techniques for image pre- and post-processing (e.g., noise reduction and fitting), and we investigate the impact of the choice of threshold parameters, including an automatic threshold detection, on synthetic data with known attributes. The results quantitatively show that each algorithm and method has its own advantage, often depending on the problem at hand. This knowledge is applicable not only to complex plasmas, but useful for any kind of comparable image-based particle tracking, e.g., in the field of colloids or granular matter. View Full-Text
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Mohr, D.P.; Knapek, C.A.; Huber, P.; Zaehringer, E. Algorithms for Particle Detection in Complex Plasmas. J. Imaging 2019, 5, 30.
Mohr DP, Knapek CA, Huber P, Zaehringer E. Algorithms for Particle Detection in Complex Plasmas. Journal of Imaging. 2019; 5(2):30.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mohr, Daniel P.; Knapek, Christina A.; Huber, Peter; Zaehringer, Erich. 2019. "Algorithms for Particle Detection in Complex Plasmas." J. Imaging 5, no. 2: 30.
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