Direct observation of the ‘lubricant of life’ using ultrafast spectroscopies

  • Neil T. Hunt
  • David A. Turton
  • Lisa Kattner
  • Richard P. Shanks
  • Klaas Wynne
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 88)

Abstract

For the first time we have observed the changes in the terahertz Raman spectrum of a peptide that accompany a secondary-structure transition. Comparison with a phenol model system suggests an origin in hydrogen bonding.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil T. Hunt
    • 1
  • David A. Turton
    • 1
  • Lisa Kattner
    • 1
  • Richard P. Shanks
    • 1
  • Klaas Wynne
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Physics, SUPAUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK

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