GeneTex Fluorescence Spectra Viewer
Fluorophores are capable of fluorescence, which is a property of certain atoms / molecules that can absorb light of a certain wavelength (e.g., ultraviolet) and emit light of a longer wavelength. Alexander Jablonski developed a simple diagram to portray the entire process of fluorophore excitation from the ground state (by absorption of light) to the excited state followed by the emission of fluorescent light during return to the ground state. The Stokes Shift describes (in nanometers) the difference between the peak excitation and emission wavelengths, and is a crucial feature of any fluorescent compound. GeneTex's Fluorescence Spectra Viewer is a convenient tool to analyze the excitation and emission spectra of various fluorophores commonly utilized for immunostaining. The display can be exported for use in any documents.