Photodestruction intermediates probed by an adjacent reporter molecule

Taekjip Ha, Jian Xu

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We used a fluorescence resonance energy transfer donor molecule to probe the multiple intermediates in the photoinduced destruction of an acceptor molecule. These intermediates are nonemitting but are still able to quench the fluorescence of the donor at a distance scale shorter than conventional fluorescence resonance energy transfer, suggesting novel biophysical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223002
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 6 2003
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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