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|Title:||Terahertz spectroscopy of bound water in nano suspensions|
|Citation:||Biomedical applications of micro- and nanoengineering, 16-18 December 2002 / Dan V. Nicolau, Abraham P. Lee (eds.): pp. 49-61|
|Series/Report no.:||Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering ; 4937|
|Conference Name:||International Symposium on Smart Materials, Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems (2002 : Melbourne, Australia)|
|Samuel P. Mickan, Jonathon Dordick, Jesper Munch, Derek Abbott, and Xi-Cheng Zhang|
|Abstract:||The study of enzymatic protein molecules using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) has the potential to reveal molecular activity in real time without the use of labelling. Molecular hydration, or bound water, is a critical parameter in enzyme activity and THz-TDS measurements. For the first time we experimentally measure the terahertz-frequency response of nano-sized particles of protein and their level of molecular hydration. These measurements are valuable in understanding the terahertz response of biological systems and in studying the interaction between bound water and proteins.|
|Description:||© 2003 COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.|
|Appears in Collections:||Physics publications|
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