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New FTIR Techniques For Studying Biological Membranes
Author(s): Mark S. Braiman; K. Jeffry Wilson
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Paper Abstract

Two new techniques useful for FTIR studies of biolog-ical membranes are discussed. First, we have developed a sensitive new method of obtaining attenuated total reflection (ATR) spectra of unilamellar lipid bilayers in con-tact with bulk water, by coating the bilayers on infrared-transmitting-optical fibers. Second, we have made several improvements in commercially available software for collecting time-resolved FTIR spectra; our modifications result in a substantial increase in data collection speed and a decrease in baseline artifacts in microsecond time-resolved FTIR spectra of biological samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1145, 7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (1 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969519
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Mark S. Braiman, University of Virginia School of Medicine (United States)
K. Jeffry Wilson, University of Virginia School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1145:
7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

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