The analysis of time-resolved optical waveguide absorption spectroscopy based on positive matrix factorization.

TitleThe analysis of time-resolved optical waveguide absorption spectroscopy based on positive matrix factorization.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLiu P, Li Z, Li B, Shi G, Li M, Yu D, Liu J
JournalJournal of colloid and interface science
Volume403
Pagination134-41
Date Published2013 Aug 1
Abstract

Time-resolved optical waveguide absorption spectroscopy (OWAS) makes use of an evanescent field to detect the polarized absorption spectra of sub-monomolecular adlayers. This technique is suitable for the investigation of kinetics at the solid/liquid interface of dyes, pigments, fluorescent molecules, quantum dots, metallic nanoparticles, and proteins with chromophores. In this work, we demonstrate the application of positive matrix factorization (PMF) to analyze time-resolved OWAS for the first time. Meanwhile, PCA is researched to compare with PMF. The absorption/desorption kinetics of Rhodamine 6G (R6G) onto a hydrophilic glass surface and the dynamic process of Meisenheimer complex between Cysteine and TNT are selected as samples to verify experimental system and analytical methods. The results are shown that time-resolved OWAS can well record the absorption/desorption of R6G onto a hydrophilic glass surface and the dynamic formation process of Meisenheimer complexes. The feature of OWAS extracted by PMF is dynamic and consistent with the results analyzed by the traditional function of time/wavelength-absorbance. Moreover, PMF prevents the negative factors from occurring, avoids contradicting physical reality, and makes factors more easily interpretable. Therefore, we believe that PMF will provide a valuable analysis route to allow processing of increasingly large and complex data sets.

DOI10.1039/c3cp50615k
Alternate JournalJ Colloid Interface Sci