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Laser Excited Shpol'skii Spectrometry (LESS) For The Selective Excitation And Determination Of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Author(s): Y. Yang; A. P. D'Silva; M. Iles; V. A. Fassel
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Paper Abstract

The sharpline absorption spectra (FWHM of 1 to 10 cm 1) exhibited by polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in frozen Shpol'skii hosts facilitates selective excitation of the luminescence spectra through tunable dye laser excitation. In this communication we present observations that document the general utility of laser excited Shpol'skii spectroscopy (LESS) for the direct qualitative and quantitative characterization of complex mixtures of PAHs, including multialkylated isomers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0286, Laser Spectroscopy for Sensitive Detection, (8 September 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965824
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Y. Yang, Iowa State University (United States)
A. P. D'Silva, Iowa State University (United States)
M. Iles, Iowa State University (United States)
V. A. Fassel, Iowa State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0286:
Laser Spectroscopy for Sensitive Detection
Jerry A. Gelbwachs, Editor(s)

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