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Application Note: Batch and Global Analysis of Fluorescence Lifetimes

This application note shows the potential application of a plate reader on an FLS1000 and fluorescence lifetime analysis using batch analysis and global analysis.

Application Note: Detection of Singlet Oxygen by Photoluminescence Spectroscopy

In this application note, an FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer is used to characterise the PL spectrum and lifetime of singlet oxygen in solution. Different excitation sources and detectors are compared to determine the best FLS1000 configuration for singlet oxygen detection.

Application Note: API Identification Using FTIR Spectroscopy

How can FTIR spectroscopy be used to identify the active pharmaceutical ingredients in antihistamine medications?
Discover how we used the IR5 FTIR Spectrometer with an ATR attachment, to analyse commercially available tablets effectively.

Application Note: Photoluminescence and Electroluminescence Confocal Imaging of an OLED

In this Application Note, the optoelectronic properties of an OLED device are mapped using an RMS1000 Confocal Raman Microscope in spectral and time-resolved photoluminescence and electroluminescence imaging modes. These techniques enable the characterisation of the OLED in much greater detail than is possible with bulk measurements.  

Application Note: Time-Resolved Electroluminescence Spectroscopy of a White Light Emitting Diode

One of the most powerful techniques to understand the behaviour and performance of electrical devices is electroluminescence spectroscopy. In this application note the FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer is used to investigate the emission properties of a phosphor coated indium gallium nitride white light LED using both steady state and time-resolved electroluminescence spectroscopy.

Application Note: Observing Phase Transitions in a Halide Perovskite Using Temperature Dependent Photoluminescence Spectroscopy

Perovskite photovoltaic cells are exposed to a wide range of temperatures and it is therefore important to understand the influence of temperature on the properties of the perovskite. In this application note, the FLS1000 spectrometer equipped with the liquid nitrogen cryostat accessory is used to determine the phase transition temperatures of MAPI perovskite.

Application Note: Temperature-Dependent Quantum Yield of Chlorophyll Fluorescence in Plant Leaves

Fluorescence spectroscopy is a powerful tool to investigate the photochemistry of biological systems. In this application note the influence of temperature on the photochemistry of perennial leaves is investigated by measuring the fluorescence quantum yield over a temperature range of 77 K to 300 K using the FLS1000 equipped with the Cryosphere accessory.

Application Note: Study of Fluorescence Quenching Kinetics Using Stopped-Flow

A powerful method for determining the kinetics of a reaction is by monitoring the concentration of the reactants or products over time using stopped-flow fluorescence spectroscopy. In this application note, the kinetics of NATA quenching by QBS are determined using the FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer equipped with the stopped-flow accessory.

Application Note: Plastics Identification Using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy

Plastics are widely used daily and are among the primary pollutants on the planet. A solution to prevent environmental pollution due to plastics is to identify their type and dispose of or recycle them appropriately. ATR-FTIR is a simple and robust spectroscopic technique that enables rapids plastics identification based on the characteristic IR spectrum of each sample. In this application note, an Edinburgh Instruments IR5 FTIR Spectrometer was used to identify four different plastic samples successfully.

Application Note: ATR-FTIR of Blood Serum Using a Heated ATR Accessory

This application note demonstrates the use of ATR-FTIR spectroscopy for the analysis of human serum albumin. An IR5 FTIR spectrometer was used, equipped with a heated ATR accessory, to help tackle the issue of strong water absorption bands masking the IR bio-spectrum.