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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [5];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (Charlottesville, VA)
  3. (Jemez Springs, NM)
  4. (Pittsburgh, PA)
  5. (Sante Fe, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
871965
Patent Number(s):
5834204
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; reducing; solvent; luminescence; background; emissions; detectability; luminescent; molecules; solution; enhanced; due; impurity; species; light; source; illuminates; photolyze; impurities; luminesce; fluorescence; band; molecule; carried; photolysis; region; introduced; photolysis region; background emissions; light source; reducing solvent; solvent luminescence; impurity species; luminescence background; luminescence due; luminescent molecules; background luminescence; /435/

Citation Formats

Affleck, Rhett L., Ambrose, W. Patrick, Demas, James N., Goodwin, Peter M., Johnson, Mitchell E., Keller, Richard A., Petty, Jeffrey T., Schecker, Jay A., and Wu, Ming. Apparatus for reducing solvent luminescence background emissions. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Affleck, Rhett L., Ambrose, W. Patrick, Demas, James N., Goodwin, Peter M., Johnson, Mitchell E., Keller, Richard A., Petty, Jeffrey T., Schecker, Jay A., & Wu, Ming. Apparatus for reducing solvent luminescence background emissions. United States.
Affleck, Rhett L., Ambrose, W. Patrick, Demas, James N., Goodwin, Peter M., Johnson, Mitchell E., Keller, Richard A., Petty, Jeffrey T., Schecker, Jay A., and Wu, Ming. Thu . "Apparatus for reducing solvent luminescence background emissions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871965.
@article{osti_871965,
title = {Apparatus for reducing solvent luminescence background emissions},
author = {Affleck, Rhett L. and Ambrose, W. Patrick and Demas, James N. and Goodwin, Peter M. and Johnson, Mitchell E. and Keller, Richard A. and Petty, Jeffrey T. and Schecker, Jay A. and Wu, Ming},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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