The use of fluorescence as an analytical technique has been growing over the last 20 years. A major factor in inhibiting more rapid growth has been the inability to make comparable fluorescence intensity measurements across laboratories. NIST recognizes the need to develop and provide primary fluorescence intensity standard (FIS) reference materials to the scientific and technical communities involved in these assays. The critical component of the effort will be the cooperation between the Federal laboratories, the manufacturers and the technical personnel who will use the fluorescence intensity standards. We realize that the development and use of FIS will have to overcome many difficulties, however, as we outline in the following article, the development of FIS is feasible.
Citation: Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
Issue: No. 2
NIST Pub Series: Journal of Research (NIST JRES)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
fluorescence intensity, quantitative fluorescence, standards