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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Graduate School

First Advisor

Richard P. Dodge

First Committee Member

Donald K. Wedegaertner

Second Committee Member

Calvin Potts

Third Committee Member

Herschel Frye

Fourth Committee Member

Floyd H. Helton


The purpose of this research was to measure fluorescence decay-times of several biologically significant compounds. Although various equations are available which permit one to calculate fluorescence lifetimes from spectral data, ample evidence exists which indicates such calculations are at considerable variance with experimental results.



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