Electro-Optical Changes in Biopolymers — Chemical and Rotational Contributions

  • E. Neumann


In a short digression on fundamental principles of electrical-chemical coupling, the analysis of electrically induced optical changes in chemical systems is described. The discussion centers on the optical indication not only of rotational changes in electro-optically anisotropic systems, but also of chemical-conformational transitions in dipolar and ionic equilibria of macromolecules. Some experimentally particular useful criteria are suggested in order to differentiate between chemical and physical contributions to electro-optical signals.


Electric Field Pulse Rotational Effect Linear Dichroism Electric Field Effect Induce Dipole Moment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Neumann
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für BiochemieMartinsried/MünchenW. Germany

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