Auto-reconvolution: a new method of data retrieval from time-resolved emission anisotropy measurements

Andrew J. Marsh, Gary Rumbles, Ian Soutar, Linda Swanson

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A new method, that of "auto-reconvolution", for the recovery of rotational relaxation data from time-resolved anisotropy measurements (TRAMS) is reported. In this approach the observed time-dependent "parallel" component of luminescence intensity, I|(t), is used to deconvolute its orthogonal counterpart, I(t). The procedure has been validated in TRAMS experiments upon four fluorescently labelled polymers in dilute solution, following vertically polarized excitation using synchrotron radiation. In each case, excellent agreement with data retrieved by the impulse reconvolution method was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 10 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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