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Single-molecule spectroscopy unmasks the lowest exciton state of the B850 assembly in LH2 from Rps. acidophila

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Kunz, Ralf ; Timpmann, Kõu ; Southall, June ; Cogdell, Richard J. ; Freiberg, Arvi ; Köhler, Jürgen:
Single-molecule spectroscopy unmasks the lowest exciton state of the B850 assembly in LH2 from Rps. acidophila.
In: Biophysical Journal. Vol. 106 (2014) Issue 9 . - pp. 2008-2016.
ISSN 1542-0086
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2014.03.023

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We have recorded fluorescence-excitation and emission spectra from single LH2 complexes from Rhodopseudomonas (Rps.) acidophila. Both types of spectra show strong temporal spectral fluctuations that can be visualized as spectral diffusion plots. Comparison of the excitation and emission spectra reveals that for most of the complexes the lowest exciton transition is not observable in the excitation spectra due to the cutoff of the detection filter characteristics. However, from the spectral diffusion plots we have the full spectral and temporal information at hand and can select those complexes for which the excitation spectra are complete. Correlating the red most spectral feature of the excitation spectrum with the blue most spectral feature of the emission spectrum allows an unambiguous assignment of the lowest exciton state. Hence, application of fluorescence-excitation and emission spectroscopy on the same individual LH2 complex allows us to decipher spectral subtleties that are usually hidden in traditional ensemble spectroscopy.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Physics > Lehrstuhl Experimentalphysik IX - Spektroskopie weicher Materie > Lehrstuhl Experimentalphysik IX - Spektroskopie weicher Materie - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Köhler
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Physics
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Physics > Lehrstuhl Experimentalphysik IX - Spektroskopie weicher Materie
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 530 Physics
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 12:27
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 12:27
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/43358