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Title: Testing the identifiability of a model for reversible intermolecular two-state excited-state processes
Authors: Boens, N
Novikov, E
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 112(19). p. 8260-8266
Abstract: The modeling of excited-state processes in photophysics can conveniently be done within the framework of compartmental analysis. In compartmental analysis substantial attention has been devoted to the study of deterministic identifiability, which verifies whether it is possible to determine the parameters of the compartmental model from error-free data. In this paper the similarity transformation approach is applied to the identifiability problem of the photophysical model for reversible intermolecular two-state excited-state processes. This method provides straightforward relations between the true and alternative sets of the system parameters. This allows one to explore directly the parameter space for identifiability. Since absolute values for the spectral parameters associated with excitation and emission are not available from time-resolved fluorescence experiments, the original similarity transformation approach to the identifiability problem was reformulated in terms of normalized spectral parameters, which are experimentally accessible. It is shown that six decay traces-measured at two coreactant concentrations and three emission wavelengths-are required for the model to be locally identifiable. Two sets of rate constants and associated spectral parameters may be found under these conditions. Enclosure in the analysis of the monoexponential decay at very low coreactant concentration results in global identifiability. The non-negativity requirement of the spectral parameters also can lead to the unique solution. If the fluorescence decays are independent of the emission wavelength, additional information about the photophysical system is necessary for identifiability. (C) 2000 American Institute of Physics. [S0021-9606(00)00218-X].
Notes: Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Chem, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. Limburgs Univ Ctr, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Nicholas Copernicus Univ, Inst Phys, PL-87100 Torun, Poland. Belarussian State Univ, Syst Anal Dept, Minsk 220050, Byelarus.Boens, N, Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Chem, Celestijnenlaan 200 F, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2879
DOI: 10.1063/1.481431
ISI #: 000086778300008
ISSN: 0021-9606
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2001
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