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Hyper Rayleigh scattering of biomolecules: the case of thymine and adenine
Author(s): Anthony Maurice; Franck Bertorelle; Emmanuel Benichou; Pierre-François Brevet
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Paper Abstract

Hyper Rayleigh Scattering (HRS) is an optical process routinely used to measure the first hyperpolarizability of molecular compounds. In order to investigate the build-up of the first hyperpolarizability of DNA, we report the investigation of the first hyperpolarizability of two of its constituents, namely the bases Thymine and Adenine at the fundamental wavelength of 800 nm. In the both cases, the weakness of the HRS signal intensities recorded requires long acquisition times and statistical analysis of the data to ensure that the sensitivity is reached. For Thymine, the absence of fluorescence is verified with the recording of the HRS line spectrum. Then, Thymine first hyperpolarizability is measured and found to be βT = 2.9 x 10-30 esu using a 10 mM concentration aqueous solution. For Adenine, the problem is complicated by the presence of fluorescence. Hence, we can only determine an upper limit for the first hyperpolarizability which is set as βA < 4.2 x 10-30 esu.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9171, Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications VII, 91710E (27 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2065131
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Anthony Maurice, Institut Lumière Matière, CNRS, Univ. de Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
Franck Bertorelle, Institut Lumière Matière, CNRS, Univ. de Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
Emmanuel Benichou, Institut Lumière Matière, CNRS, Univ. de Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
Pierre-François Brevet, Institut Lumière Matière, CNRS, Univ. de Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9171:
Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications VII
Norihisa Kobayashi; Fahima Ouchen; Ileana Rau, Editor(s)

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