Polarized Light Microscopy Digital Image Gallery

Rhodamine

In addition to scientific applications, rhodamines are often useful in ways that make them more familiar to a broader public. For example, some varieties of rhodamine are utilized in the textile industry and may be responsible for the pinkish hue of a silk shirt or the red coloring of a wool coat. Rhodamines are also often added to outdoor paints used for billboards and other forms of advertising. The strong fluorescing of the molecules in the dyes makes the signs easier to see, especially at night. Rhodamines do, however, exhibit a relatively poor stability in light, although the dyes are significantly more photostable than fluorescein dyes.


© 1995-2013 by Michael W. Davidson and The Florida State University. All Rights Reserved. No images, graphics, software, scripts, or applets may be reproduced or used in any manner without permission from the copyright holders. Use of this website means you agree to all of the Legal Terms and Conditions set forth by the owners.
This website is maintained by our
Graphics & Web Programming Team
in collaboration with Optical Microscopy at the
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Last modification: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 11:06 AM
Access Count Since January 23, 2004: 6051
Microscopes and digital imaging equipment provided by:
Visit the Olympus Microscopy Resource Center website. Visit the QImaging website.