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Springer Theses

Ultrafast Dynamics of Phospholipid-Water Interfaces

Studied by Nonlinear Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy

Authors: Costard, René

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Max Born lnstitute, Berlin, Germany
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy
  • Presents direct observation of hydrogen bond dynamics around phospholipids on the natural femtosecond to picosecond timescale of molecular motions
  • Offers a detailed overview of the energy dissipation after radiative excitation of phospholipids, revealing the protective function of phospholipid hydration shells as efficient heat sinks
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This thesis presents a highly innovative study of the ultrafast structural and vibrational dynamics of hydrated phospholipids, the basic constituents of cell membranes. As a novel approach to the water-phospholipid interface, the author studies phosphate vibrations using the most advanced methods of nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy, including femtosecond two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy. He shows for the first time that the structure of interfacial water undergoes very limited fluctuations on a 300 fs time scale and that the lifetimes of hydrogen bonds with the phospholipid are typically longer than 10 ps. Such properties originate from the steric hindrance of water fluctuations at the interface and the orienting action of strong electric fields from the phospholipid head group dipoles. In an extensive series of additional experiments, the vibrational lifetimes of the different vibrations and the processes of energy dissipation are elucidated in detail.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22066-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultrafast Dynamics of Phospholipid-Water Interfaces
Book Subtitle
Studied by Nonlinear Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22066-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22066-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22065-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37372-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 103
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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