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Technical Note: Substrates for Raman Microscopy

Sample substrates can contribute to the resulting signal and hide valuable information about the sample in Raman Microscopy. This Technical Note will discuss the properties of different substrates commonly used for Raman microscopy.

Technical Note: How to Clean Reference Plugs for Reliable Quantum Yield Measurements

In this Technical Note, the importance of cleaning sintered PTFE reference plugs in explained. It also shows how to clean these reference materials for thee reliability of your quantum yield measurements.

Technical Note: Raman, Photoluminescence, and PLIM Imaging Using the RMS1000 Confocal Microscope

This Technical Note demonstrates how the RMS1000 Confocal Raman Microscope can be used to perform Raman, PL, and lifetime imaging of a sample all within a single software package.

Technical Note: Near Infrared PMT Options for the FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer

In this Technical Note, the near-infrared (NIR) PMT options for the FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer are compared. The advantages and disadvantages of thermoelectric versus liquid nitrogen cooling and 1400 nm versus 1700 nm upper detection limits are discussed.

Technical Note: Instrument Response Function Widths & Minimum Measurable Lifetimes in the FLS1000

In this technical note, we explain how to estimate the width of the instrument response function and how relates to the minimum measurable lifetime in the FLS1000.

Feature Highlight: MicroPL Upgrade

The MicroPL Upgrade for the FLS1000 and FS5 photoluminescence spectrometers enables widefield imaging, single point spectra and lifetime, and lifetime imaging of microscopic photoluminescent samples.

Technical Note: High-Speed Hybrid Photodetector (HS-HPD)

This Technical Note provides an overview of the specifications and performance of the High-Speed Hybrid Photodetector (HS-HPD).

Technical Note: Fourier Transform Photoluminescence in a Benchtop FTIR Spectrometer

In this technical note, the Fourier Transform Photoluminescence (FT-PL) accessory in the IR5 FTIR Spectrometer is used to characterise the mid-infrared photoluminescence of a lanthanide-doped sample. The FT-PL results are compared with data obtained by a scanning PL spectrometer.

Technical Note: How to Reduce Fluorescence in Raman Spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool for chemical analysis, but it is susceptible to fluorescence interference from the sample that decreases the quality of data. In this latest technical note, we discuss different methods for reducing fluorescence in Raman spectroscopy.

Fluoracle® Software Highlight: SC-41 Plate Reader

This Fluoracle® Software Highlight demonstrates the use of SC-41 Plate Reader sample module with the FS5 Spectrofluorometer. The SC-41 allows automatic spectral and lifetime measurements of multi-well plates to be easily acquired.