Detection

Fluorescence Standard

For luminescence techniques, there is an increasing need for reliable and comparable data, quantification, and eventually standardization. This holds especially for applications in strongly regulated areas like e.g. medical diagnostics.

In close cooperation between Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Berlin, Germany) and Sigma-Aldrich®, the Kit Spectral Fluorescence Standards was developed.

Calibration with our kit rules out instrumentation as major source of variability and improves comparability of fluorescence measurements across instruments and over time. It is a calibration tool for the determination and control of the relative spectral responsivity of fluorescence instruments, which is simple, flexible, traceable.

The Kit is optimized for spectrofluorometers and can be employed for a broad variety of measurement geometries. With proper consideration of the underlying measurement principle, it can be adapted to the calibration of other types of fluorescence instruments.

Instrument Effects on Fluorescence Signals
Determination of the Spectral Responsivity
Kit Spectral Fluorescence Standards: Principle and Properties
Tracability, Certification, and Proviniency Testing
References


Product No. Description Add to Cart
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Kit Spectral Fluorescence Standards
Contains:
Fluorescence Spectral Standard A
Fluorescence Spectral Standard B
Fluorescence Spectral Standard C
Fluorescence Spectral Standard D
Fluorescence Spectral Standard E
Ethanol Spectral
BAM-Certificate
CD

References

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