Spatially-resolved fluorescence-detected two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy probes varying excitonic structure in photosynthetic bacteriaTiwari, 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.
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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.
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|Publication status||Published - 11-Oct-2018|
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