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A photomultiplier tube assembly for the detection of low light levels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6622222     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bioluminescent indicators have found many uses in, for example, the detection of ATP and free calcium levels. However, such probes often emit only very low levels of light and it is important to optimize the efficiency of the system used to detect this light. We describe some of the problems encountered in using photomultiplier tubes for detecting low levels of light, and some ways of overcoming these problems. We have developed a versatile photomultiplier light detection system which is both efficient and physically small. This system is described and details of its fabrication are given.
M B Cannell; D G Allen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology     Volume:  398     ISSN:  0031-6768     ISO Abbreviation:  Pflugers Arch.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0154720     Medline TA:  Pflugers Arch     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine Triphosphate / analysis
Calcium / analysis
Luminescent Proteins / diagnostic use*
Photometry / instrumentation*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Luminescent Proteins; 56-65-5/Adenosine Triphosphate; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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