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Tunable UV LIF of terbium-doped bacteria endospores
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Paper Abstract

Terbium-dipicolinic acid can be used to enhance the UV fluorescence detection of selected biological agents and endospore cells. We are using new tunable UV laser near 220nm-280nm to optimize the excitation wavelength and detection sensitivity, and studying the acid solution/buffer mix to optimize the fluorescence yield. Enhancements on the order of a factor of 20 have been observed so far.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5617, Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence, (29 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578351
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Anali Makoui, Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Dennis K. Killinger, Univ. of South Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5617:
Optically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing for Defence
John C. Carrano; Arturas Zukauskas, Editor(s)

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