Fluorescence of Supermolecules, Polymers, and Nanosystems

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November 2007



The field of fluorescence continues to steadily grow, both in its fundamental aspects and in applications in highly interdisciplinary areas including analytical, physical and organic chemistry, molecular sciences, biology, biomedicine and medical research. The 4th volume in the Springer Series on Fluorescence focuses on the fluorescence of nanosystems, polymers and supermolecules, and the development and application of fluorescent probes. Special emphasis is placed on the fluorescence of artificial and biological nanosystems, single molecule fluorescence and the luminescence of polymers, micro- and nanoparticles and nanotubes. Fluorescence microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy are covered as well. Historical aspects of this growing field and an overview of fluorescence applications are also provided.


Part 1: History and fundamental aspects A.U. Acuña: Early History of Solution Fluorescence: The 'Lignum Nephriticum' of Nicolás Monardes.- B. Valeur: From Well-Known to Underrated Applications of Fluorescence.- D.L. Andrews: Principles of Directed Energy Transfer.- E.N. Bodunov: Analysis of Fluorescence Decays with Underlying Distributions.- M. Orrit: Fluorescence as a Unique Method for the Detection of Single Nano-Objects.- Part 2: Molecular and supramolecular systems F. Pina: Water-Soluble Fluorescent Chemosensors: In Tune with Protons.- M.N. Berberan-Santos: Fluorescence Properties of Fullerenes.- W. Nau: Tuning Radiative Decay Rates of Fluorescent Dyes by Supramolecular Encapsulation.- Part 3: Polymers, semiconductors, model membranes and cells J.M.G. Martinho: Resonance Energy Transfer in Polymer Interfaces.- J. Hofkens: Probing Dynamics in Polymers by Defocused Wide Field Imaging.- V. Sundström: Dynamics of Excited States and Charge Photogeneration in Organic Semiconductor Materials.- M. Prieto: FRET Geometries in Membrane Biophysics. Lipid Rafts and Lipid-Protein Interaction.- Y. Engelborghs: Measuring Diffusion in a Living Cell Using Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy. A Closer Look at Anomalous Diffusion Using HIV-1 Integrase and its Interactions as a Probe.- N. Kahya: Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: Prospects for Membrane Biophysics.- Part 4: Nanotubes, microparticles and nanoparticles Y. Sun: Luminescence Properties of Carbon Nanotubes.- T. Kral: Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopic Studies of a Single Lipopolyamine-DNA Nanoparticle.- T. Smith: Whispering Gallery Mode Emission from Isolated Individual Micron-Sized Particles.- O. Wolfbeis: New Plastic Microparticles and Nanoparticles for Fluorescent Sensing and Encoding.-


From the reviews:
"Practitioners and researchers in organic and physical chemistry and in material sciences, analytical chemists, molecular biologists, biophysicists, biologists, will all welcome the appearance of this volume of the publishers' series. ... The volume will be a proud possession for any one of this group. It is a gold mine of information. It is a must-have, must-read and must-reread for everyone involved in methods and applications of fluorescence: spectroscopy, imaging and probes. And is sure to ... guide the researchers in remarkably significant manner." (Current Engineering Practice, 2008)
EAN: 9783540739272
ISBN: 3540739270
Untertitel: 'Springer Series on Fluorescence'. 2008. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2007
Seitenanzahl: 488 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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