Noise

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Noise

Description

In fluorometry and spectrophotometry, noise can be attributed to the statistical nature of the photon emission from a light source and the inherent noise in the instrument’s electronics. The former causes problems in measurements involving samples of analytes with a low extinction coefficient and present only in low concentrations. The latter becomes problematic with high absorbance samples where the light intensity emerging from the sample is very small.


MitoPedia concepts: MitoFit Quality Control System 


MitoPedia methods: Respirometry, Fluorometry, Spectrophotometry 




Contributed by Harrison DK, 2011-11-25

Generalization

Extend definition to other methods.