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Title: Apparatus for reducing solvent luminescence background emissions

Abstract

The detectability of luminescent molecules in solution is enhanced by reducing the background luminescence due to impurity species also present in the solution. A light source that illuminates the solution acts to photolyze the impurities so that the impurities do not luminesce in the fluorescence band of the molecule of interest. Molecules of interest may be carried through the photolysis region in the solution or may be introduced into the solution after the photolysis region. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
675788
Patent Number(s):
5834204
Application Number:
PAN: 8-989,509
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Nov 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; SAMPLE PREPARATION; FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY; IMPURITIES; PHOTOLYSIS; SOLVENTS

Citation Formats

Affleck, R L, Ambrose, W P, Demas, J N, Goodwin, P M, Johnson, M E, Keller, R A, Petty, J T, Schecker, J A, and Wu, M. Apparatus for reducing solvent luminescence background emissions. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Affleck, R L, Ambrose, W P, Demas, J N, Goodwin, P M, Johnson, M E, Keller, R A, Petty, J T, Schecker, J A, & Wu, M. Apparatus for reducing solvent luminescence background emissions. United States.
Affleck, R L, Ambrose, W P, Demas, J N, Goodwin, P M, Johnson, M E, Keller, R A, Petty, J T, Schecker, J A, and Wu, M. Tue . "Apparatus for reducing solvent luminescence background emissions". United States.
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abstractNote = {The detectability of luminescent molecules in solution is enhanced by reducing the background luminescence due to impurity species also present in the solution. A light source that illuminates the solution acts to photolyze the impurities so that the impurities do not luminesce in the fluorescence band of the molecule of interest. Molecules of interest may be carried through the photolysis region in the solution or may be introduced into the solution after the photolysis region. 6 figs.},
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