A work station for laboratory data acquisition: flourescence lifetime apparatus

J. Federici, W. P. Helman, G. L. Hug, C. Kane, L. K. Patterson

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Operation of a single photon counting time-correlated flourescence lifetime apparatus using an LSI based system (Terak 8510) for control, data gathering and on-line graphics is described. While such systems normally employ a separate multichannel analyzer and a midlevel computer (usually a minicomputer or a mainframe), the present system has replaced the multichannel analyzer by a relatively inexpensive analog to digital converter (ADC) and a Terak microcomputer. Coupling of this system to the laboratory′s house minicomputer (PDP 11/55) for mass storage, rapid high-level calculations and hard copy graphics are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalComputers and Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering


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