Photomultiplier Tubes in Biosensors

  • Yafeng Guan
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 503)

Photomultiplier tubes (PMT) are widely used for the weak light detection in some types of biosensors. A light detection system for biosensors based on PMT generally contains optic fibers, PMT, and filters. Basic principles of those accessories were provided in this chapter. The guides to selecting fibers, filters, PMT, and power suppliers in practical applications were presented. Major problems that may occur with the instruments were listed and discussed.

Key words

Fluorescence detection LIF LED-IF PMT 


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