Spectrally resolved absolute fluorescence cross sections for bacillus spores.

@article{Faris1997SpectrallyRA,
  title={Spectrally resolved absolute fluorescence cross sections for bacillus spores.},
  author={G W Faris and Richard A Copeland and Kristien E. Mortelmans and Burt V. Bronk},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={958-67}
}
Absolute fluorescence cross sections for Bacillus subtilis and B. cereus bacterial spores as both aqueous suspensions and aerosols were measured at a number of excitation wavelengths between 228 and 303 nm. The fluorescence was spectrally resolved at each excitation wavelength. We found that the optimum excitation wavelength for spore fluorescence is between 270 and 280 nm. The fluorescence cross section for aqueous suspensions is four times larger than for dry aerosols when measured under… CONTINUE READING