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Energy Transfer in Macromolecules
Editor(s): Nikolai Vekshin
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Book Description

This book is a review of energy transfer mechanisms and luminescence measurements of efficiency of electronic excitation energy transfer in synthetic bichromophoric molecules, polymers, and biopolymers. It is devoted mostly to contradictions and alternative viewpoints and is intended for researchers in the field of fluorescent spectroscopy and photochemistry of polymers and biopolymers.

Book Details

Date Published: 23 December 1996
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9780819420817
Volume: PM26

Table of Contents
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Mechanisms of Energy Transfer
2.1 Types of energy transfer
2.2 Inductive-resonance theory
2.3 Exchange theory
2.4 Nonresonance theories
2.4.1 "Lattice" model
2.4.2 Tiang's model
2.4.3 Polarization model
2.5 Phenomenological models
2.5.1 Diffusional model
2.5.2 Jump model
2.5.3 Excitons, phonons, solitons
2.5.4 On joining phenomenological and physical models
Chapter 3. Instrumentation and Methods
3.1 Fluorescence instruments
3.2 Methodology of energy transfer measurements
Chapter 4. Experimental Measurement of Excitation Transfer
4.1 Fluorescence of dye solutions
4.2 Phosphorescence and triplet-triplet energy transfer in solutions
4.3 Nonclassical energy transfer in organic exciplexes
4.4 Energy transfer in synthetic bichromophoric structures
4.4.1 Singlet-singlet energy transfer in bichromophoric molecules
4.4.2 Excimer and exciplex fluorescence of bichromophoric molecules
4.4.3 Energy transfer and electron transfer in porphyrin-containing oligochromophoric molecules
4.5 Energy transfer in polymers
4.5.1 Singlet-singlet energy transfer and the "antenna" effect in polymer macromolecules
4.5.2 Excimers in polymers
4.5.3 Exciplexes and quenching of fluorescence in polymers
4.5.4 Transfer and migration of triplet excitation in polymers
4.5.5 Transfer of singlet excitation between dyes dissolved in polymer matrices
4.6 Transfer and migration of singlet excitation in proteins
4.6.1 The tyrosine-tryptophan pair
4.6.2 Migration of energy along tryptophan residues
4.6.3 Transfer of singlet excitation from tryptophan residues to the prosthetic groups and coenzymes
4.6.4 Protein exciplex fluorescence
4.6.5 Antenna effect and photosynthetic reaction centers
4.6.6 Fluorescent labels and probes in studies of spatial organization of proteins
4.7 Transfer and migration of singlet excitation in nucleic acids
4.8 Transfer of vibrational excitation in macromolecules and their complexes
Chapter 5. Conclusion

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