Fluorescence Studies of Polymer Containing Systems pp 255-297

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Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Studies of Polymer Systems

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter discusses the potential of fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) to study polymer systems. It introduces the technique and its variations, describes analysis methods, points out advantages and limitations, and summarizes FCS studies of molecular and macromolecular probes in polymer solutions, polymer gels, polymer nanoparticles, and polymeric micellar systems. In addition, a comparison with other experimental methods is presented and the potential of a combination with simulations discussed.

Keywords

Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy Fluorescence microscopy Fluorescent probes Polymer solutions Polymer gels Polymer nanoparticles Polymeric micellar systems Translational diffusion 

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  1. 1.Institute for Physical ChemistryRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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