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Single-molecule spectroscopy

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Nature Chemistry volume 2, pages 157159 (2010) | Download Citation

Monitoring the dynamics of a single molecule is impeded by their motion in solution, and immobilizing them without changing their properties is problematic. By using a trapping method that counteracts a molecule's Brownian motion, the complex dynamics of a fluorescent protein, allophycocyanin, have been investigated.

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  1. Peter Dedecker and Johan Hofkens are in the Department of Chemistry, University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium.  peter.dedecker@chem.kuleuven.be; johan.hofkens@chem.kuleuven.be

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