Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 267–273

Absolute Measurements of Photoluminescence Quantum Yields of Solutions Using an Integrating Sphere

  • Laurent Porrès
  • Adam Holland
  • Lars-Olof Pålsson
  • Andrew P. Monkman
  • Chris Kemp
  • Andrew Beeby
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10895-005-0054-8

Cite this article as:
Porrès, L., Holland, A., Pålsson, L. et al. J Fluoresc (2006) 16: 267. doi:10.1007/s10895-005-0054-8

We demonstrate that absolute measurements of the photoluminescence quantum yield of solutions can be made using an integrating sphere and a conventional fluorimeter. With this method the need for measurements against a luminescence standard is overcome. The sphere is mounted inside a commercial fluorimeter, which gives flexibility in excitation and emission wavelength ranges. A number of compounds have been investigated and the results are compared to literature values and data obtained using a comparative method.

KEY WORDS:

integrating spherephotoluminescencequantum yieldsolution

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Porrès
    • 1
  • Adam Holland
    • 2
  • Lars-Olof Pålsson
    • 3
  • Andrew P. Monkman
    • 3
  • Chris Kemp
    • 2
  • Andrew Beeby
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.HORIBA Jobin Yvon LtdStanmoreUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom