Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Research article
06 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 06 Jul 2018

Characterization of steady-state fluorescence properties of polystyrene latex spheres using off- and online spectroscopic methods

Tobias Könemann, Nicole J. Savage, J. Alex Huffman, and Christopher Pöhlker


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Short summary
This study presents an overview of fluorescence properties of polystyrene latex spheres (PSLs), which are widely used in numerous scientific disciplines. By using different spectroscopic techniques, we show that the fluorescence landscape of PSLs is more complex than the information provided by manufacturers may imply. By understanding general fluorescence properties of PSLs, individual researchers may probe specific spectral features important to the operation of their own instruments.