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Spatially resolved fluorescence correlation spectroscopy based on electron multiplying CCD
Author(s): Masayoshi Matsumoto; Tadao Sugiura; Kotaro Minato
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Paper Abstract

Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) is widely used for investigation of concentration, diffusion coefficients and dynamics of single molecules. To introduce spatial resolution in FCS measurement, we develop a novel FCS system, which uses an electron-multiplying charge-coupled device (EM-CCD) to get FCS data at each pixel. We tested 3 samples, which have different concentrations of fluorescent beads, and successfully investigated the difference of correlation coefficients of FCS signal. In addition, we introduce a new illumination method for EM-CCD based FCS measurement, to limit depth of a observation volume. Although a evanescent field has a nature of limited penetration depth, the penetration depth which is 50 to 200nm in typical, is short in comparison with the resolution in the lateral direction. As a result FCS measurement becomes too sensitive in the depth direction, but worse in lateral direction. So we introduce a novel illumination method, in which a laser beam is incident with an angle slightly smaller than the critical angle to illuminate fluorescent molecule (critical-angle illumination). The depth of observation volume can be controlled with the angle of incidence. We expect this method to be applied to a measurement of local diffusion coefficient of molecules in living cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6630, Confocal, Multiphoton, and Nonlinear Microscopic Imaging III, 663017 (13 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.728399
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Masayoshi Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Tadao Sugiura, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Kotaro Minato, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6630:
Confocal, Multiphoton, and Nonlinear Microscopic Imaging III
Tony Wilson; Ammasi Periasamy, Editor(s)

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