Excited States and Photochemical Reactions in Nucleic Acids

  • Claude Helene
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 25)


Nucleic acids play a central role in the behavior of all living organisms. DNA (and in a few cases RNA) contains all the information which is needed for all cellular reactions and their regulation. Messenger, transfer and ribosomal RNAs are important intermediates in the expression of this information.


Triplet State Singlet State Fluorescence Lifetime Photochemical Reaction Fluorescence Quantum Yield 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Helene
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  1. 1.Centre de Biophysique MoléculaireOrléans CedexFrance

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