Certain fluorophores, in particular those that can undergo photoinduced radical pair reactions are known to exhibit a magnetic field dependent fluorescence summarized in the term magnetic field effect (MFE). We tried to reproduce experiments that reported magnetic field enhanced fluorescence for commonly used organic dyes with a high quantum yield suitable for single molecule localization microscopy. We find that the enhanced fluorescence is due to fluorescence reflected by the magnet's surface rather than MFE.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry