STP1066: Laser Fluorescence Fingerprints of Environmental Materials

    Mellone, A
    Graduate student, research associate, post-doctoral associate, and graduate research professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Smith, BW
    Graduate student, research associate, post-doctoral associate, and graduate research professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Vera, JA
    Graduate student, research associate, post-doctoral associate, and graduate research professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Winefordner, JD
    Graduate student, research associate, post-doctoral associate, and graduate research professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Pages: 18    Published: Jan 1990


    Abstract

    A continuous wave (cw) and a pulsed-gated laser fluorescence systems were used to measure fluorescence spectra of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) thermally vaporized using an electrothermal atomizer. The cw laser was a Helium-Cadmium (He-Cd) laser and the pulsed laser was a flashlamp dye laser. The detector was an intensified photodiode array. Individual PAHs as well as PAHs produced by vaporizing crude oils, particulate matter and other samples were studied by this approach. Fingerprinting was performed by measuring three-dimensional plots of fluorescence intensity versus emission wavelength versus evolution temperature.

    Keywords:

    laser fluorescence, environmental materials, fingerprinting, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, photodiode array, air particulates, luminescence spectroscopy


    Paper ID: STP23476S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E13.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23476S


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