Published Online: 15 DEC 2009
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Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
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Valeur, B. 2009. Molecular Fluorescence. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 477–531.
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2009
Fluorescence is extensively used as a tool of investigation in physical, chemical, material, biological, and medical sciences. The description of the characteristics of fluorescence emission is followed by a discussion on the effects of intermolecular photophysical processes. The last part of the chapter is devoted to the applications of fluorescence: estimation of local physical parameters, chemical sensing, tracers in biology, clinical diagnostics, fluorescence LIDAR (light detection and ranging), food science, forensics and counterfeit detection.
- molecular fluorescence;
- fluorescent probes;