Time-correlated single photon counting

Time-correlated single photon counting

1st Edition - January 28, 1984

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  • Author: Desmond O'Connor
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141444

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Time-correlated Single Photon Counting has been written in the hope that by relating the authors' experiences with a variety of different single photon counting systems, they may provide a useful service to users and potential users of this formidably sensitive technique. Of all the techniques available to obtain information on the rates of depopulation of excited electronic singlet states of molecular species, monitoring of fluorescence provides, in principle, the simplest and most direct measure of concentration. This volume comprises eight chapters, with the first focusing on the time dependence and applications of fluorescence. Succeeding chapters go on to discuss basic principles of the single photon counting lifetime measurement; light sources; photomultipliers; electronics; data analysis; nanosecond time-resolved emission spectroscopy; time dependence of fluorescence anisotropy. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the field of chemistry.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Chapter 1. Fluorescence, Its Time Dependence and Applications

    1.1 Fluorescence Intensities

    1.2 Bimolecular Interactions

    1.3 General Environmental Effects

    1.4 Polarization of Electronic Transitions

    1.5 Measurement of Fluorescence Decay Times


    Chapter 2. Basic Principles of the Single Photon Counting Lifetime Measurement

    2.1 The Standard Experiment

    2.2 Details

    2.3 Experiments to Correct for Wavelength-Dependent PM Distortion

    2.4 Standards


    Chapter 3. Light Sources

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Storage Ring Radiation

    3.3 Flash Lamps

    3.4 Pulsed Lasers

    3.5 Summary of Flash Lamps and Pulsed Lasers


    Appendix 3.A1

    Chapter 4. Photomultipliers

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Characteristics

    4.3 The Voltage Divider

    4.4 Wavelength Dependence of Transit Time

    4.5 New Developments


    Appendix 4.A1

    Appendix 4.A2

    Chapter 5. Electronics

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Individual Electronic Components

    5.3 Setting Discriminator Levels

    5.4 Time Calibration and Choice of Timescale


    Appendix 5.A1

    Chapter 6. Data Analysis

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 The Data

    6.3 Distortions

    6.4 Correction for Pulse Pile-up

    6.5 Mathematical Analysis Techniques

    6.6 Application of the Least-Squares Fitting Technique

    6.7 Evaluating the Success of the Fit

    6.8 Synthetic Data


    Appendix 6.A1

    Appendix 6.A2

    Chapter 7. Nanosecond Time-Resolved Emission Spectroscopy

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Applications and Limitations

    7.3 Other Methods of Spectral Time Resolution

    7.4 Direct Recording of TRES

    7.5 Construction of TRES from Deconvolved Decay Functions

    7.6 Decay-Associated Spectra

    7.7 Conclusion


    Appendix 7.A1

    Chapter 8. Time Dependence of Fluorescence Anisotropy

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Effects of Polarization on Intensity Measurements

    8.3 Time-Dependent Anisotropy Measurements

    8.4 Deconvolution Procedures

    8.5 Theory of Time-Dependent Fluorescence Depolarization

    8.6 Form of Time-Dependent Anisotropy for Restricted Motion


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: January 28, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141444

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