Analysis of Complex Fluorescence Decay Data

  • Peter Bayley
  • Stephen Martin
Conference paper


There are a number of methods of representing time-resolved fluorescence decay data currently in use, e. g. i) a discrete number of exponential decays with usually n < 3 or A. ii) a continuous distribution of exponential decays, using sums of either symmetrical or unsymmetrical functions, such as Gaussians or Lorentzians (Alcala et al., 1987); and iii) one or more exponential decays including a diffusional (sqrt t) term to represent a diffusional mechanism (Nemzek and Ware, 1978).


Exponential Decay Continuous Distribution Peak Count Decay Data Gaussian Width 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Bayley
    • 1
  • Stephen Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Physical BiochemistryNational Institute for Medical ResearchMill Hill, LondonUSA

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