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Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Tönu Pullerits

Professor

Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Excitation-Emission Polarization Spectroscopy of Single Light Harvesting Complexes.

Author

  • Sumera Tubasum
  • Richard J Cogdell
  • Ivan Scheblykin
  • Tönu Pullerits

Summary, in English

Excitation and emission polarization dependence of fluorescence intensity of single LH2 complexes from Rhodopseudomonas acidophila 10050 and Rhodobacter sphaeroides is reported. The results are presented as two-dimensional polarization plots and interpreted in terms of tilted light harvesting complexes indicating that sample preparation leads to partially oriented LH2 cylinders. An alternative explanation of the observation can be structural deformation. Fluorescence intensity of the complexes has four qualitatively distinct excitation-emission polarization dependencies. The differences in excitation polarization dependence are interpreted as due to the tilt of the complexes, whereas the emission polarization behavior is mainly determined by spectral inhomogeneity of the emitting B850 ring. Some complexes show abrupt reversible variations of the total emission intensity together with changes of the polarization properties which cannot be described by the simplest model of tilted LH2s with spectral disorder.

Department/s

  • Chemical Physics

Publishing year

2011

Language

English

Pages

4963-4970

Publication/Series

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B

Volume

115

Issue

17

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

The American Chemical Society (ACS)

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1520-5207