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Resonance Energy Transfer

  1. David L. Andrews,
  2. David S. Bradshaw

Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap685

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

How to Cite

Andrews, D. L. and Bradshaw, D. S. 2009. Resonance Energy Transfer. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 533–554.

Author Information

  1. University of East Anglia, School of Chemistry, Norwich, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    History of RET
    • 2.1
      The First Experiments
    • 2.2
      Early Developments of Theory
    • 2.3
      Förster Theory
  • 3
    The Photophysics of RET
    • 3.1
      Primary Excitation Processes
    • 3.2
      Coupling of Electronic Transitions
    • 3.3
      Dissipation and Line-Broadening
    • 3.4
      The Förster Equation
    • 3.5
      Orientation Dependence
    • 3.6
      Förster Radius
    • 3.7
      Polarization Features
    • 3.8
      Diffusion Effects
    • 3.9
      Long-Range Transfer
    • 3.10
      Dexter Transfer
  • 4
    Applications of RET to Molecular Biology
    • 4.1
      Spectroscopic Ruler
    • 4.2
      Conformational Change
    • 4.3
      Intensity-Based Imaging
    • 4.4
      Lifetime-Based Imaging
    • 4.5
      Other Applications
  • 5
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • fluorescence;
  • energy transfer;
  • dipole-dipole coupling;
  • chromophore