The THz dance of the protein with the water

M. Havenith, D. Leitner, M. Gruebele

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Abstract

We show that THz absorption measurements of solvated proteins is a new tool to probe the dynamical hydration shell around biomolecules. The measurement of the concentration dependent changes of the Terahertz absorption coefficient yields information on the solute induced changes of the solvation dynamics, its dependence on protein concentration, and the width of the dynamic hydration layer. The results show the potential of THz spectroscopy to yield answers on these biologically relevant questions

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 2008
Event33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008 - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 15 2008Sep 19 2008

Publication series

Name33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008

Other

Other33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period9/15/089/19/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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