Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: Model Model Membrane Systems.
Technical rept. 1 Jun 98-31 May 99,
OREGON UNIV EUGENE
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Vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy VSFS has evolved into a versatile technique for assessing molecular structure of complex systems adsorbed to condensed phase interfaces. One field of research particularly well suited to the strengths of VSFS is biological interfaces. Traditionally, structural characterization of biologically important surfaces has proven difficult at the molecular level of detail. However, VSFS can determine the conformation and orientation of specific functional groups belonging to adsorbed species. This paper discusses issues pertinent to VSFS experiments at liquid liquid interfaces and shows how this technique can be applied to study the structure of model membrane systems.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy