What are Fluorometers used for?

What are Fluorometers used for?

Fluorometer is a generic term for an instrument that detects fluorescence. The instrument can be used by a number of different fields in science. At Ocean Networks Canada, they are primarily used to detect chlorophyll. Fluorescence is the emission of light of a specific part of the light spectrum.

Which instrument is used to detect fluorescence?

A fluorescence spectrophotometer (or fluorometer, fluorospectrometer, or fluorescence spectrometer) measures the fluorescent light emitted from a sample at different wavelengths, after illumination with a xenon flash lamp.

What is the principle of fluorimetry?

Principle of Fluorimetry: When molecules are irradiated with light of the appropriate frequency, it will be absorbed in about 10-15 seconds. In the process of absorption, the molecules may move from ground to the first excited singlet electronic state.

What is difference between fluorometer and Spectrofluorometer?

A fluorometer is a filter based, fixed wavelength, instrument suitable for established quantitative fluorescence methods. A spectrofluorometer is equipped with two scanning monochromoators permitting variation in excitation wavelength, the emission wavelength or both (constant energy difference mode).

How do Fluorometers work?

A fluorometer transmits an excitation beam of light in the blue range and detects the fluorescent red light emitted by the chlorophyll. In general, the intensity of fluorescence is directly proportional to the concentration of chlorophyll a.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of fluorescence spectroscopy?

As it was already pointed, one of the most important advantages of this technique is due to its high sensitivity and specifity. Another is its fast and rapid diagnosis ability. The main disadvantage is that not all compounds fluoresce.

How much does fluorometer cost?

Ordering information

Catalog # Name Price (USD)
Q33238 Qubit™ 4 Fluorometer, with WiFi 3,680.00
Q33239 Qubit™ 4 Quantitation Starter Kit, with WiFi 4,025.00
Q33240 Qubit™ 4 NGS Starter Kit, with WiFi 3,855.00
Q33241 Qubit™ 4 RNA IQ Starter Kit, with WiFi 4,110.00

Why are there two monochromators in fluorescence?

Introduction The most compelling reason for using a double monochromator on a spectrofluorometer is to reduce the stray light level. Stray light usually refers to any radiation at wavelengths other than the selected wavelength, which may exit the monochromator.

What is the difference between absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies?

One major difference between the two methods is the light detector in absorbance spectroscopy is in line with the light path and the sample, whereas in fluorescence spectroscopy the light source and detector are at 90o to each other, with respect to the sample.

What affects fluorescence intensity?

Therefore, fluorescent intensity is dependent on the temperature of the solution. Higher temperatures will speed up the movement of the molecules (i.e., higher translational energy) leading to more collisions and more forceful collisions, thereby reducing the fluorescent intensity.

What are the advantages of spectroscopy?

ADVANTAGES OF SPECTROSCOPY There are a number of advantages of using light to identify and characterise matter: – Light requires no physical contact between samples and the instrument.

What are the advantages of fluorescence spectroscopy?

The main advantage of spectrofluorometry is its high sensitivity. The amount of precious sample used for a measurement can be kept very low because traces of fluorescent species can be detected quantitatively.

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