Vibrational Spectroscopy in Life Science

Vibrational Spectroscopy in Life Science

Author(s): Friedrich Siebert, Peter Hildebrandt

Published Online: 16 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527405060

Online ISBN: 9783527621347

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621347

About this Book

The authors describe basic theoretical concepts of vibrational spectroscopy, address instrumental aspects and experimental procedures, and discuss experimental and theoretical methods for interpreting vibrational spectra. It is shown how vibrational spectroscopy provides information on general aspects of proteins, such as structure, dynamics, and protein folding. In addition, the authors use selected examples to demonstrate the application of Raman and IR spectroscopy to specific biological systems, such as metalloproteins, and photoreceptors. Throughout, references to extensive mathematical and physical aspects, involved biochemical features, and aspects of molecular biology are set in boxes for easier reading.
Ideal for undergraduate as well as graduate students of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and physics looking for a compact introduction to this field.

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