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dc.creatorWalck, Matthew Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-10T20:29:18Z
dc.date.available2017-10-10T20:29:18Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/164546
dc.description.abstractBacterial infections cause thousands of deaths every year. A method for fast, in situ detection of bacteria and confirmation of their live/dead status would be invaluable. Excitation-emission matrices (EEMs) and synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy were used to study both individual bacterial components and whole bacteria and their reaction to ultraviolet radiation. Principle Component Analysis (PCA) was used to identify and plot the differences between the spectra. The results from these experiments have led to the development of a method of detecting bacteria and determining their viability. The results from this research will allow better prevention of infection and treatment of wounds.en
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dc.subjectbacteriaen
dc.subjectsynchronousen
dc.subjectfluorescenceen
dc.subjectspectroscopyen
dc.subjectprinciple component analysisen
dc.subjectPCAen
dc.subjecthandheld spectrometeren
dc.titleIn Situ Detection of Dead/Live Bacteria by Means of Fluorescence Spectroscopyen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical & Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUndergraduate Research Scholars Programen
thesis.degree.nameBSen
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduateen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRentzepis, Peter M
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