Fluorescence - Confocal Versus Super-resolution Microscopy
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  October 11, 2019  
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#ALT# Kinectics of Photocatalysis Reactions Studied by Transient Absorption Spectroscopy

Photocatalysis is the rate increase of a chemical reaction by light, often in the presence of a catalyst that starts the reaction upon irradiation. Photocatalysts are typically semiconducting metal oxides which are employed as particles in solution. When absorbing light they can generate electrons and holes which go on to react with chemical species on their surface.

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   Confocal Versus Super-resolution MicroscopyConfocal Versus Super-resolution Microscopy
 
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