Encyclopedia of Biophysics

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Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy: Units

  • Alison Rodger
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35943-9_647-1

Definition

The CD analogue of the Beer–Lambert Law is
$$ {\displaystyle \begin{array}{ll}\mathrm{CD}& =\Delta A\left(\mathrm{absorbance}\ \mathrm{units}\right)={A}_{\mathrm{\ell}}-{A}_r\\ {}& =\Delta \epsilon c\mathrm{\ell}\end{array}} $$
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular SciencesMacquarie UniversityMacquarie ParkAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alison Rodger
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  1. 1.Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie UniversityNWSAustralia