"Single-Particle Chemical Physics: From plasmonic strong coupling to microsecond motions in biological machines"
Who: Gilad Haran, Chemical and Biological Physics Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Place: Donostia International Physics Center
Date: Monday, 3 June 2019, 12:00
The observation of microscopic dynamics using single-molecule/particle spectroscopy has revolutionized Chemical Physics. In this lecture I will describe two recent contributions from my lab. First, I will demonstrate quantum optics with semiconductor nanocrystals coupled strongly to individual plasmonic cavities. Second, I will show that large motions within proteins, probed by single-molecule FRET, can take place on the microsecond time scale, several orders of magnitude faster than functional cycles.
Host: Javier Aizpurua