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7 May 1997 Modeling single-molecule detection statistics
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Proceedings Volume 2980, Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology III; (1997)
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
We present experimental results of single B-phycoerythrin molecule detection in a fluid flow at different sample introduction rates. A new mathematical approach is used for calculating the resulting burst size distributions. The calculations are based upon a complete physical model including absorption, fluorescence and photobleaching characteristics of the fluorophore; its diffusion; the sample stream hydrodynamics; the spatially dependent optical detection efficiency; and the excitation laser beam characteristics. Special attention is paid to the phenomenon of `molecular noise'--fluctuations in the number of overlapping crossings of molecules through the detection volume. The importance of this study and its connections to experimental applications are discussed.
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Joerg Enderlein, David L. Robbins, W. Patrick Ambrose, Peter M. Goodwin, and Richard A. Keller "Modeling single-molecule detection statistics", Proc. SPIE 2980, Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology III, (7 May 1997);

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