The time required for the luminescence
intensity to decay from some initial value to
of that value
). Lifetimes can be measured by phase fluorimetry
) where the phase shift between the sinusoidally modulated exciting light and the
emitted light is measured.
PAC, 1984, 56, 231
(Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis-Part VI:
molecular luminescence spectroscopy)
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