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Lecture J. Hofkens


17 February 2005 FWN-Building 5116.0116, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. J. Hofkens
Affiliation: KU Leuven, Belgium
Title: Probing (bio)molecular dynamics with single-molecule spectroscopy
Date: Thu Feb 17, 2005
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5116.0116
Host: J. Knoester
Telephone: +31 50 363 4369


Optical spectroscopy at the ultimate limit of a single molecule has grown over the past years into a powerful technique for exploring the individual nano-scale behavior of molecules in complex local environments. Observing a single molecule removes the usual ensemble average, allowing the exploration of hidden heterogeneity in complex condensed phases as well as direct observation of dynamic changes, without synchronization. In this contribution, three different examples will be presented that highlight the power of single-molecule spectroscopy for unravelling hidden heterogeneity and dynamical changes.
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