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The rapid lifetime method (RLD) for determining excited-state lifetimes uses the ratio of the areas under two regions of the decay. To get good precision with the standard method, prior knowledge of the lifetime is essential to selecting the integration regions. As will be shown, the usual method of selecting integration regions is far from optimal. An(More)
For evaluating exponential luminescence decays, there are a variety of computational rapid integral methods based on the areas of the decay under different binned intervals. Using both Monte Carlo methods and experimental photon counting data, we compare the standard rapid lifetime determination method (SRLD), optimized rapid lifetime determination methods(More)
We compare the bimolecular quenching rate constant (k2) of luminescent tris(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) by oxygen in water, ethylene glycol and glycerol as a function of temperature and viscosity to several theoretical models. The Smoluchowski equation with experimentally determined diffusion coefficients produced calculated values that were in the best(More)
The synthesis of some heteroleptic, cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes is described. The utility of these [Ir(ppy)2(N-N)]Cl (ppy = 2-phenylpyridine and N-N = substituted bipyridine, biquinoline, or phenanthroline) complexes as luminescence-based sensors is assessed. The emission intensity of an Ir(III) complex featuring the 3,3′-Hndcbpy ligand (Hndcbpy =(More)
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