Fluorescence in Log scale. Why ?

Andrea Reitsma areitsma at incyte.com
Thu Oct 10 19:03:51 EST 2002


Hi Guys,

Every single Flow Cytometry textbook and manual states that fluorescence
is measured on a logarithmic scale but never explains exactly why. So,
what is the physical the reason of this particular behavior ? Also, why
do we measure FSC and SSC on linear scales ?

Thank you for your help.

Thierry Sornasse.
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