Flow Cytometry: An Overview

  • Paul F. Mullaney
  • James H. Jett
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 34)


Approximately a decade has passed since the first reports on modern flow cytometry appeared in the general literature (5, 12, 13, 21, 27, 38). During that time, many advances have been made in both the instruments available and the wide variety of applications that have appeared in many areas in biology and medicine. The purpose of the present paper is not to review all these aspects but to (a) give a brief historical introduction to the field; (b) describe the basic features common to all instrumental approaches; and finally (c) give some indication of future trends that can be expected to materialize in the next few years. Several excellent reviews are now available, and the reader is referred to these for more details and references (4, 24).


Acridine Orange Droplet Formation Flow Chamber Sheath Fluid Small Angle Light Scattering 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul F. Mullaney
    • 1
  • James H. Jett
    • 1
  1. 1.Biophysics and Instrumentation Group, Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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