File(s) under permanent embargo
Light-emitting diodes for analytical chemistry
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 07:38 authored by Miroslav MackaMiroslav Macka, Piasecki, T, Dasgupta, PK
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are playing increasingly important roles in analytical chemistry, from the final analysis stage to photoreactors for analyte conversion to actual fabrication of and incorporation in microdevices for analytical use. The extremely fast turn-on/off rates of LEDs have made possible simple approaches to fluorescence lifetime measurement. Although they are increasingly being used as detectors, their wavelength selectivity as detectors has rarely been exploited. From their first proposed use for absorbance measurement in 1970, LEDs have been used in analytical chemistry in too many ways to make a comprehensive review possible. Hence, we critically review here the more recent literature on their use in optical detection and measurement systems. Cloudy as our crystal ball may be, we express our views on the future applications of LEDs in analytical chemistry: The horizon will certainly become wider as LEDs in the deep UV with sufficient intensity become available.
Publication titleAnnual Review of Analytical Chemistry
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
Place of publicationUnited States of America
Rights statementCopyright c 2014 by Annual Reviews.