Glossary beginning with F

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fluorescencesearch for term
The property of certain molecules, or fluorophores, to absorb light at one wavelength and emit a light at a longer wavelength.
fluorophoresearch for term
A molecule that can be exited by the absorption of a photon and can decay to the ground state by emitting a longer wavelength fluorescent photon.
fluorophore excitationsearch for term
The act or process of bringing a fluorophore to its excitated state using light or laser sources.