The Use of Synchrotron Radiation in Fluorescence Studies on Biochemical Systems

  • David M. Jameson
  • Bernard Alpert
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 25)


Our lectures will concern the application of fluorescence spectroscopy, utilizing synchrotron radiation as an excitation source, to the study of biochemical systems. At present, in conjunction with the LURE (Laboratoire d’Utilisation du Rayonnement Synchrotron) group at Orsay, France, we are establishing a dedicated light port with complete spectrofluorometric instrumentation on the ACO (Anneau de Collision d’Orsay) electron storage ring. When completed our facility, which will be available to a number of researchers from various disciplines, will have the capability for measuring excitation and emission spectra, polarizations, lifetimes and time-resolved spectra. In the course of our lectures we will describe various aspects of our facility in more detail. Perhaps some of the participants of this meeting will propose worthwhile and interesting experiments which our ACO light port can accomodate.


Synchrotron Radiation Fluorescence Study Electron Bunch Biochemical System Quinine Sulfate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Jameson
    • 1
  • Bernard Alpert
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre D’OrsayLure, Universite de Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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