Original Article

Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 267-273

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

  • Laurent PorrèsAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Durham University
  • , Adam HollandAffiliated withHORIBA Jobin Yvon Ltd
  • , Lars-Olof PålssonAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Durham University
  • , Andrew P. MonkmanAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Durham University
  • , Chris KempAffiliated withHORIBA Jobin Yvon Ltd
  • , Andrew BeebyAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Durham University Email author 

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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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