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Terahertz Spectroscopy of Short-Chain Polypeptides



M R. Kutteruf, Craig Brown, L K. Iwaki, M B. Campbell, Timothy M. Korter, Edwin J. Heilweil


Terahertz (THz) absorption and neutron vibrational spectra for solid-phase short-chain peptide sequences at 77 K and 298 K are reported. We demonstrate that a high degree of spectral and structural information exists for these systems in the 1 THz to 15 THz (33 cm-1 to 500 cm-1) spectral range. The density and uniqueness of distinct spectral features for each system suggests that sequence-dependent structural information can potentially be extracted from these spectra using quantum mechanical solid-state modeling and theories.
Chemical Physics Letters
No. 3-4


ab-initio calculations, crystal structure, far infrared, molecular modeling, neutron spectroscopy, peptides, sequencing, solid-state samples, terahertz spectroscopy


Kutteruf, M. , Brown, C. , Iwaki, L. , Campbell, M. , Korter, T. and Heilweil, E. (2003), Terahertz Spectroscopy of Short-Chain Polypeptides, Chemical Physics Letters, [online], (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created June 30, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021