Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Volume 4: Probe Design and Chemical Sensing by Joseph R. LakowiczTopics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Volume 4: Probe Design and Chemical Sensing by Joseph R. Lakowicz

Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Volume 4: Probe Design and Chemical Sensing

byJoseph R. Lakowicz, Lakowicz

Hardcover | November 30, 1994

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Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy is widely used as a research tool in bioch- istry and biophysics. These uses of fluorescence have resulted in extensive knowledge of the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules. This information has been gained by studies of phenomena that affect the excited state, such as the local environment, quenching processes, and energy transfer. Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Volume 4: Probe Design and Chemical Sensing reflects a new trend, which is the use of time-resolved fluorescence in analytical and clinical chemistry. These emerging applications of time-resolved fluorescence are the result of continued advances in laser detector and computer technology. For instance, pho- multiplier tubes (PMT) were previously bulky devices. Miniature PMTs are now available, and the performance of simpler detectors is continually improving. There is also considerable effort to develop fluorophores that can be excited with the red/ne- infrared (NIR) output of laser diodes. Using such probes, one can readily imagine small time-resolved fluorometers, even hand-held devices, being used fordoctor's office or home health care.
Dr. J.R. Lakowicz is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy. Dr. Lakowicz has published over 400 scientific articles, has edited numerous books, holds 16 issued patents, and is the sole author of the widely used text, Principles of Fluorescence...
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Title:Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Volume 4: Probe Design and Chemical SensingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:501 pagesPublished:November 30, 1994

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ISBN - 10:0306447843

ISBN - 13:9780306447846

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Table of Contents

Emerging Biomedical Applications of Timeresolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy; J.R. Lakowicz. Principles of Fluorescent Probe Design for Ion Recognition; B. Valeur. Fluorescence Chemosensors for Cations, Anions, and Neutral Analytes; A.W. Czarnik. Design and Applications of Highly Luminescent Transition Metal Complexes; J.N. Demas, B.A. DeGraff. Fluorescence Probes Based on Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer TICT States and other Adiabatic Photoreactions; W. Rettig, R. Lapouyade. Red and Nearinfrared Fluorometry; R.B. Thompson. Nearinfrared Fluorescence Probes; G.A. Casay, et al. Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Turbid Media and Tissues; D. Oelkrug. Real Time Chemical Sensing Employing Luminescence Techniques; J.R. Alcala. Lifetimebased Sensing; H. Szmacinski, J.R. Lakowicz. Fiber Optic Fluorescence Thermometry; K.T.V. Grattan, Z.Y. Zhang. Instrumentation for Red/Near Infrared Fluorescence; D.J.S. Birch, G. Hungerford. Application of Fluorescence Sensing to Bioreactors; G. Rao, et al. Principles of Fluorescence Immunoassay; A. Ozinskas. Index.

Editorial Reviews

From reviews of previous volumes:

`The [editor] has mastered a commendable task; the topics appear to be well covered, and the volumes will enhance the collection of the fluorescence spectroscopist.'
Applied Spectroscopy

`Indispensable for researchers in the life sciences, should also be consulted by analytical chemists.'
Trends in Analytical Chemistry