November 2, 2018
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.
September 26, 2018
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.
August 14, 2018
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.
December 12, 2017
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.
June 12, 2017
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
June 15, 2016
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
May 2, 2016
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.
February 16, 2016
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®.
February 15, 2016
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.
January 14, 2016
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 .