TY - CHAP A1 - Fardad Shakibaie A2 - Laurent Lamard A3 - Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop and Laurence J. Walsh ED1 - Nikolay Britun ED2 - Anton Nikiforov Y1 - 2018-03-21 PY - 2018 T1 - Application of Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Microbial Detection to Enhance Clinical Investigations N2 - Photon counting is a unified name for the techniques using single-photon detection for accumulative measurements of the light flux, normally occurring under extremely low-light conditions. Nowadays, this approach can be applied to the wide variety of the radiation wavelengths, starting from X-ray and deep ultraviolet transitions and ending with far-infrared part of the spectrum. As a special tribute to the photon counting, the studies of cosmic microwave background radiation in astronomy, the experiments with muon detection, and the large-scale fundamental experiments on the nature of matter should be noted. The book provides readers with an overview on the fundamentals and state-of-the-art applications of photon counting technique in the applied science and everyday life. BT - Photon Counting SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.73616 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.73616 SN - 978-953-51-3908-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-01-23 ER -