Publication

Spatially-resolved fluorescence-detected two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy probes varying excitonic structure in photosynthetic bacteria

Tiwari, V., Matutes, Y. A., Gardiner, A. T., Jansen, T. L. C., Cogdell, R. J. & Ogilvie, J. P., 11-Oct-2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 10 p., 4219.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Vivek Tiwari
  • Yassel Acosta Matutes
  • Alastair T. Gardiner
  • Thomas L. C. Jansen
  • Richard J. Cogdell
  • Jennifer P. Ogilvie

Conventional implementations of two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy typically spatially average over similar to 10(10) chromophores spread over similar to 10(4) micron square area, limiting their ability to characterize spatially heterogeneous samples. Here we present a variation of two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy that is capable of mapping spatially varying differences in excitonic structure, with sensitivity orders of magnitude better than conventional spatially-averaged electronic spectroscopies. The approach performs fluorescence-detection-based fully collinear two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy in a microscope, combining femtosecond time-resolution, sub-micron spatial resolution, and the sensitivity of fluorescence detection. We demonstrate the approach on a mixture of photosynthetic bacteria that are known to exhibit variations in electronic structure with growth conditions. Spatial variations in the constitution of mixed bacterial colonies manifests as spatially varying peak intensities in the measured two-dimensional contour maps, which exhibit distinct diagonal and cross-peaks that reflect differences in the excitonic structure of the bacterial proteins.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4219
Number of pages10
JournalNature Communications
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 11-Oct-2018

    Keywords

  • LIGHT-HARVESTING COMPLEXES, ENERGY-TRANSFER, RHODOPSEUDOMONAS-PALUSTRIS, QUANTUM COHERENCE, RAMAN-SCATTERING, 2 LH2, MICROSCOPY, RELAXATION, DYNAMICS, RECOMBINATION

View graph of relations

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 66646084