Publication Year

1996

Keywords

Physics, laser, spectrum, fluorescence lifetime

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics

Abstract

It is often the case that one wants to know what the fluorescence lifetime of a certain sample is or what wavelengths are present as the sample fluoresces. This project is intended to provide a system in which one can measure these quantities. The system was designed to be as simple as possible so that the operator could operate it and have his attention focused on the experiment itself, not the apparatus.

The purpose of this project was to design and test the system mentioned above. The main goal of the tests was to obtain a fluorescence lifetime decay curve and a fluorescence spectrum of a chosen sample. Coronene was chosen as the test sample because of it's long fluorescence decay time relative to the pulse width of the laser.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Physics

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