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Photonics 2019, 6(1), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics6010017

A Novel Microtiter Plate Format High Power Open Source LED Array

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Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Technical University of Applied Sciences, Hochschulring 1, 15745 Wildau, Germany
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Department of Microsystem Technology/System Integration, Technical University of Applied Sciences, Hochschulring 1, 15745 Wildau, Germany
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Department Biochemistry and Biology, Potsdam University, Am Mühlenberg 13, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
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Received: 21 December 2018 / Revised: 5 February 2019 / Accepted: 14 February 2019 / Published: 25 February 2019
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Abstract

Many photochemical or photobiological applications require the use of high power ultraviolet light sources, such as high-pressure mercury arc lamps. In addition, many photo-induced chemical, biochemical and biological applications require either a combinatorial setting or a parallel assay of multiple samples under the same environmental conditions to ensure reproducibility. To achieve this, alternative, controllable light sources, such as ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV LEDs) with high power and spatial control are required. Preferably, LEDs are arranged in a suitable standardized 96-well microtiter plate format. We designed such an array and established the methods required for heat management and enabling stable, controllable illumination over time. View Full-Text
Keywords: optics; photonics; light; LED array; High-power LED; 365 nm; microtiter plate optics; photonics; light; LED array; High-power LED; 365 nm; microtiter plate
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Kagel, H.; Jacobs, H.; Bier, F.F.; Glökler, J.; Frohme, M. A Novel Microtiter Plate Format High Power Open Source LED Array. Photonics 2019, 6, 17.

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