Finding the time for fluorescence. Its measurement and applications in life science

David J S Birch, David McLoskey

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We summarise how developments in technology have brought fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy from being the preserve of the specialist to becoming a major tool for research across many science and engineering disciplines. We highlight the advantages which fluorescence lifetime measurements can bring, not only to underpin research, but also through application in helping to solve real-world problems. We illustrate this with recent examples in cancer and Alzheimer’s research, which are aimed at improving disease understanding, diagnosis and therapeutics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalReadout: HORIBA Technical Reports
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • fluorescence
  • healthcare
  • disease diagnosis
  • physics

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