Terahertz optical Kerr effect spectroscopy of biological molecules

Harwood, Thomas and Turton, David A. and Ellis, Elizabeth M. and Lapthorn, Adrian J. and Wynne, Klaas (2014) Terahertz optical Kerr effect spectroscopy of biological molecules. In: International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz. IEEE. ISBN 9781479938773

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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.