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|Author(s):||Catherine C. Cooksey; Edwin J. Heilweil; Benjamin Greer;|
|Title:||Terahertz spectroscopy of aqueous L-Proline in reverse micelles|
|Published:||November 21, 2008|
|Abstract:||A new method for obtaining room temperature terahertz (THz) absorption spectra of aqueous-phase biomolecules in the frequency range 1 THz to 21 THz (35 cm-1 to 700 cm-1) is reported. The spectrum for L-Proline was acquired by solvating the amino acid within the nanometer-sized interior water pool of reverse micelles dispersed in transparent n-heptane. Terahertz spectra of H2O, D2O, and the effect of L-Proline concentration and micelle size are discussed. The results compared to spectra of solid-phase L-Proline and Gaussian calculations.|
|Citation:||Chemical Physics Letters|
|Pages:||pp. 424 - 429|
|Keywords:||far infrared, proline, reverse micelles, terahertz, water spectrum|
|Research Areas:||Biological Physics, Terahertz Metrology|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (518KB)|