General Physics Institute, Vavilov St. 38, 117942 Moscow, Russian Federation.
The kinetics of charges in dry bacteriorhodopsin Langmuir–Blodgett films—an analysis and comparison of electrical and optical signals
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1993 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronics
Volume 2, Issue 5, pages 211–220, September/October 1993
How to Cite
Ikonen, M., Sharonov, A. Yu., Tkachenko, N. V. and Lemmetyinen, H. (1993), The kinetics of charges in dry bacteriorhodopsin Langmuir–Blodgett films—an analysis and comparison of electrical and optical signals. Adv. Mater. Opt. Electron., 2: 211–220. doi: 10.1002/amo.860020502
- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 26 MAR 1993
- Manuscript Received: 19 JAN 1993
- Optical signals;
- Electrical signals;
- Langmuir–Blodgett films;
- Proton kinetics
The decay of the M intermediate and the recovery kinetics of bacteriorhodopsin (bR) were detected optically in dry and wet bR Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) films and electrically in dry films. From the electrical signals the kinetics of the proton motion was distinguished from the cell function and it was found to be equal to that determined optically for the M intermediate decay. The rate-determining step for the recovery rate of bR was found to be the M state.