Fluorescence Decay Analysis by the Method of Moments

  • E. W. Small
  • I. Isenberg
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 69)

Abstract

Experimental data contain two types of noise: random statistical fluctuations and non-random distortions. The latter arise because instruments are not ideal; consequently, all data contain errors even if random noise is made negligible by some sort of smoothing process. Although many modern optical instruments can now smooth data either by repetitive scanning or photon counting over long periods of time, the relevant physical parameters obtained from an analysis will still be in error because of instrumental distortions. However, the values of these parameters will be reproducible or may only change slowly as experiments are repeated.

Keywords

Fluorescence Decay Impulse Response Function Decay Parameter Lamp Flash Shift Correction 
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