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Modern Molecular Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Volume 49, Number 1 (Jan. 1995) Page 14A-19A

Bright, Frank V.

On absorption of electromagnetic radiation, the fate and pathway of a molecule back to the ground state are dictated by its inherent structure and the physiochemical properties of its local environment. In some situations, one or more of the pathways back to the ground state involve emission of electromagnetic radiation. When this emission is from a singlet state the process is termed fluorescence.