Determination of the sequential order of events is a very important feature of generalized two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (2D-COS). Recently, queries have been put forward on the actual effectiveness of this method when changes are non-periodic, particularly in the presence of local sequential order. Consequently, it brings an urgent necessity to understand the true connotation of the sequential order parameter derived from 2D-COS analysis. This article presents an attempt to address these questions based on the analysis of simulated spectra by assuming the band intensity changes in a logarithmic, exponential, hyperbolic, or polynomial manner. It is concluded that for two events changing monotonically and without local sequential orders, one event occurring prior to the other as determined using 2D-COS means in most cases that the former has both a shorter half-time and a greater half-intensity. As a rule of thumb, intensity versus the perturbation factor should be plotted before performing the 2D-COS analysis to determine the sequential order of the involved events. In the presence of obvious local sequential order, 2D-COS analysis is unnecessary. Otherwise, sequential order can be determined quite reliably based on 2D-COS analysis.
Vol. 4, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Qi Jia, Nan-Nan Wang, and Zhi-Wu Yu, "An Insight into Sequential Order in Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy," Appl. Spectrosc. 63, 344-353 (2009)
References are not available for this paper.
OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.