Book Volume 4 2008

Fluorescence of Supermolecules, Polymers, and Nanosystems


ISBN: 978-3-540-73927-2 (Print) 978-3-540-73928-9 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. History and Fundamental Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-20

      Early History of Solution Fluorescence: The Lignum nephriticum of Nicolás Monardes

    3. Chapter

      Pages 21-43

      From Well-Known to Underrated Applications of Fluorescence

    4. Chapter

      Pages 45-66

      Principles of Directed Electronic Energy Transfer

    5. Chapter

      Pages 67-103

      Luminescence Decays with Underlying Distributions of Rate Constants: General Properties and Selected Cases

    6. Chapter

      Pages 105-113

      Fluorescence as the Choice Method for Single-Molecule Detection

  3. Molecular and Supramolecular Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115

    2. Chapter

      Pages 117-149

      Water-soluble Fluorescent Chemosensors: in Tune with Protons

    3. Chapter

      Pages 151-184

      Fluorescence of Fullerenes

    4. Chapter

      Pages 185-211

      Squeezing Fluorescent Dyes into Nanoscale Containers—The Supramolecular Approach to Radiative Decay Engineering

  4. Polymers, Semiconductors, Model Membranes and Cells

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213

    2. Chapter

      Pages 215-255

      Resonance Energy Transfer in Polymer Interfaces

    3. Chapter

      Pages 257-284

      Defocused Imaging in Wide-field Fluorescence Microscopy

    4. Chapter

      Pages 285-297

      Dynamics of Excited States and Charge Photogeneration in Organic Semiconductor Materials

    5. Chapter

      Pages 299-322

      Resonance Energy Transfer in Biophysics: Formalisms and Application to Membrane Model Systems

    6. Chapter

      Pages 323-338

      Measuring Diffusion in a Living Cell Using Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy. A Closer Look at Anomalous Diffusion Using HIV-1 Integrase and its Interactions as a Probe

    7. Chapter

      Pages 339-359

      Pushing the Complexity of Model Bilayers: Novel Prospects for Membrane Biophysics

  5. Nanotubes, Microparticles and Nanoparticles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 361-361

    2. Chapter

      Pages 363-380

      Photoluminescence Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

    3. Chapter

      Pages 381-413

      Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopic Studies of a Single Lipopolyamine–DNA Nanoparticle

    4. Chapter

      Pages 415-429

      Morphology-Dependent Resonance Emission from Individual Micron-Sized Particles

    5. Chapter

      Pages 431-463

      New Plastic Microparticles and Nanoparticles for Fluorescent Sensing and Encoding

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 465-468