Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Prof. Dr. Bernard Valeur

Published Online: 20 DEC 2001

DOI: 10.1002/3527600248.ch1

Molecular Fluorescence: Principles and Applications

Molecular Fluorescence: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Valeur, B. (2001) Introduction, in Molecular Fluorescence: Principles and Applications, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527600248.ch1

Author Information

  1. Laboratoire de Chimie Générale, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 292 rue Saint-Martin, 75141 Paris Cedex 03, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 DEC 2001
  2. Published Print: 21 DEC 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527299195

Online ISBN: 9783527600243

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Keywords:

  • molecular fluorescence;
  • luminescence;
  • phosphorescence;
  • de-excitation processes;
  • fluorescent probes

Summary

  • What is luminescence?

  • A brief history of fluorescence and phosphorescence

  • Fluorescence and other de-excitation processes of excited molecules

  • Fluorescent probes

  • Molecular fluorescence as an analytical tool

  • Ultimate spatial and temporal resolution: femtoseconds, femtoliters, femtomoles and single-molecule detection