Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 267–273

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


  • Laurent Porrès
    • Department of ChemistryDurham University
  • Adam Holland
    • HORIBA Jobin Yvon Ltd
  • Lars-Olof Pålsson
    • Department of PhysicsDurham University
  • Andrew P. Monkman
    • Department of PhysicsDurham University
  • Chris Kemp
    • HORIBA Jobin Yvon Ltd
    • Department of ChemistryDurham University
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.


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