fulltext.study @t Gmail

Discriminating bacteria from other atmospheric particles using femtosecond molecular dynamics

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
29196 44130 2006 7 PDF Available
Title
Discriminating bacteria from other atmospheric particles using femtosecond molecular dynamics
Abstract

We investigated femtosecond pump–repump depletion schemes in biological fluorophors (tryptophan and riboflavin) in order to discriminate bioaerosols from organic interferents emitted by combustion (traffic related urban aerosols). Although fluorescence depletion is significative for riboflavin (Rbf, Vitamin B2), the most striking results have been obtained for the amino acid tryptophan (Trp). By using a 270 nm-pump 810 nm-repump femtosecond excitation, we showed that Trp exhibits fluorescence depletion up to 50%, contrary to naphthalene (<2%), despite almost identical absorption/emission spectra. We demonstrate that this process in Trp is so robust that it still occurs in living bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Escherechia coli and Enterococcus fæcalis) but is absent for pure diesel fuel. This remarkable difference between biological and organic aerosols can be exploited to discriminate among them.

Keywords
Femtosecond fluorescence depletion; Aerosol particles discrimination; Bio-molecules ultrafast spectroscopy; Biological intrinsic fluorophore; Real-time particle detection
First Page Preview
Discriminating bacteria from other atmospheric particles using femtosecond molecular dynamics
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 180, Issue 3, 25 June 2006, Pages 300–306
Authors
, , , , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us