Melanin is an important pigment present in skin, hair, the eye and the brain. Although the constituents of melanin are quite well-known, its detailed structure has so far eluded all types of spectroscopy. Here we use Thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence to provide evidence for a sheet like structure and reveal for the first time eumelanin’s synthesis kinetics. Using the dye Congo Red, we support the kinetics seen with ThT.
|Publication status||Published - 15 Sept 2011|
|Event||Nano Meets Spectroscopy (NMS) 2011 - National Physical Laboratory (NPL), London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 15 Sept 2011 → 16 Sept 2011
|Conference||Nano Meets Spectroscopy (NMS) 2011|
|Period||15/09/11 → 16/09/11|
- Raman spectroscopy
- Thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence