Biomedical Applications of Molecular Luminescence

  • L. Szalay
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 31)


Image formation by light carries information about living organisms at many levels of organization, from the subcellular to the whole organism level. As a form of energy, light can be absorbed and may lead to luminescence of the absorbing molecules. Since the emitted light originates at a molecular level but depends on environmental factors, the luminescence carries information about structure and function at all levels of organization, including the molecular level. The scheme below shows the various roles of light in biomedical applications.


Total Fluorescence Human Lens Electronic Excitation Energy Tyrosine Fluorescence Analysis Structure Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Szalay
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  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsJózsef Attila UniversitySzegedHungary

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