Skip to main content

Fluorimetric Analysis on Individual Nanoliter Sample Droplets

Buy Article:

$29.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Fluorescence from rhodamine 6G molecules in 225-μm-diameter (6-nL) droplets of ethanol is measured as they fall through a 514.5-nm Ar-ion laser beam, which is operated at a power density of 250 W/cm2. The fluorescence, measured at 555 nm, is imaged onto the entrance slit of a monochromator and measured with a photomultiplier tube. The droplets are produced by repeatedly plunging a 190-μm glass stylus into and out of a sample solution. The frequency of droplet production (150 Hz) corresponds to a flow rate of about 50 μL/min. The present detection limit of 3.7 fg, or 7.8 amol of rhodamine 6G, is limited by stray light and dark-current fluctuations.

Keywords: Droplet generation; Fluorometry; High-sensitivity fluorescence; Sample dispensing

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405

Publication date: August 1, 1994

More about this publication?

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more