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Application Note: Photophysical Characterisation of Perovskite Quantum Dots

Perovskite Quantum Dots are a promising new class of light emitters. In this application note a complete photophysical characterisation, comprising of absorption spectra, photoluminescence spectra, photoluminescence lifetime, and quantum yield of two perovskite quantum dots is carried out using the versatile FS5 Spectrofluorometer.


Luminescence Thermometry with Upconversion Materials

Many upconversion luminescent materials emissive properties change as a function of temperature, pressure, or the presence of a chemical species. Such properties have long been exploited in the development of luminescence-based sensors. In this application note, we discuss how the use of luminescence thermometry changes the emissive properties of upconversion materials.


Application Note: Determination of Chromaticity Coordinates and Bandgaps of III-V LEDs Using Electroluminescence Spectroscopy

Modern LEDs are efficient, bright and reliable and are one of the most versatile and widely used light sources with an ever increasing number of applications. In this application note the FS5 Spectrofluorometer, equipped with the electroluminescence accessory, is used to investigate the emission properties of four type III-V LEDs and determine their bandgaps and chromaticity coordinates.


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: Kinetics of Persistent Luminescence Phosphors

Persistent luminescence, commonly called afterglow, is long-lasting visible emission over several hours after ultraviolet excitation. It has many applications; ranging from glow-in-the-dark signage to in-vivo imaging for disease diagnosis and treatment. In this application note, the persistent luminescence kinetics of a doped strontium aluminate phosphor are characterised using the FLS1000 Photoluminescence spectrometer


Application Note: Charge Carrier Recombination Dynamics of Semi Conductor Photocatalysts

In this application note the dynamics of charge carriers in copper-nitrogen-titanium oxide are studied using time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy on the FLS980 Photoluminescence Spectrometer


Application Note: Water Quality by Monitoring the Natural Organic Matter of Aquatic Systems

Water in aquatic environments may consist of a complex mixture of organic compounds. This involves a continuum of natural organic matter of variable size, particulate or colloidal nature. In this application note, we present measurements of water obtained from river aquatic systems and show how fluorescence spectroscopy can easily provide initial results on the organic fingerprint of water.


Chromaticity Coordinates of Microcrystalline Phosphors

Luminescent materials used in lighting are standardized by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE). This standardisation is important for the lighting industry and is based on the illuminating conditions, the brightness and the observer. In this technical note, a series of phosphors emitting across the visible range were characterised in an FS5 Spectrofluorometer and their chromaticity coordinates calculated in its integrated software package, Fluoracle®.


Quenching of Fluorescence with Temperature

Reliable fluorescence standards and stable fluorescent probes for bio-analytics and chemistry are as important as sensitive indicator fluorophores that utilise the outstanding property of fluorescence of being highly sensitive to the fluorophore’s micro-environment. In this technical note we use the FS5 Spectrofluorometer to show the quenching of fluorescence with temperature. By using the extended capabilities of FS5-TCSPC we also record, for the same set of temperatures, the fluorescence lifetimes. We can show that temperature dependence of Rhodamine B is exclusively caused by dynamic quenching.


Application Note: Photoluminescence and Electroluminescence of Organic Solar Cells

Organic solar cells are promising candidates for utilising solar energy due to their adjustable chemical structure and ease of processing for large area photovoltaic panels. In this application note, the extensively studied organic solar cell blend P3HT: PCBM is characterised via steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence and electroluminescence spectroscopy .