A novel method named effective length calibration method has been developed to process the fluorescence signal detected by charge-coupled device during capillary electrophoresis. The new method treated each pixel as an individual point detector, and effectively binned a large number of pixels into a final electropherogram without losing the narrow detection window defined by a single pixel. Capillary electrophoresis separations of DNA were carried out and detected by charge-coupled device and conventional detector (photomultiplier tube). Detection properties including signal-to-noise ratio, peak width, detection frequency, and tilt of detector were investigated. It was found that the new method achieved much higher signal-to-noise ratio and smaller peak width than the conventional detector did. A Detection width of 0.5 μm was easily achieved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Filtration and Separation