Terahertz optical Kerr effect spectroscopy of biological molecules

Thomas Harwood, David A. Turton, Elizabeth M. Ellis, Adrian J. Lapthorn, Klaas Wynne

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Abstract

The dynamics of biomolecules can often be accessed and analysed at terahertz frequencies. Here, we use terahertz optical Kerr-effect (OKE) spectroscopy to probe a range of biological molecules in aqueous solution and demonstrate sensitivity to conformation and solvation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781479938773
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2014
Event39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014 - Tucson, United States
Duration: 14 Sep 201419 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014
CountryUnited States
CityTucson
Period14/09/1419/09/14

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Keywords

  • amino acids
  • molecular biophysics
  • peptides
  • ultrafast optics

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Harwood, T., Turton, D. A., Ellis, E. M., Lapthorn, A. J., & Wynne, K. (2014). Terahertz optical Kerr effect spectroscopy of biological molecules. In International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz [6956101] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2014.6956101