Three types of Luminescence.

Types of Luminescence (Video)

Energy level diagram described as it relates to luminescence. Variables that effect fluorescence and phosphorescence provided. Spectra, instrument components/designs, and applications are described.



1) Fill in the missing labels for the indicated locations (a-j) for the partial energy diagram for a photoluminescent system. Provide a brief description for each process.

2) What properties of a molecule affect its ability to produce a luminescence signal? How could the enhanced sensitivity of fluorescence detection be taken advantage of in a quantitative method for a compound that doesn’t naturally fluoresce?

3) Draw a block diagram or simple instrument diagram for an instrument that could be used to measure luminescence.

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