Spectral holes under pressure: Proteins and glasses

J. Zollfrank, J. Friedrich

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Pressure tuning of spectral holes provides rich information for the host-guest system under investigation: It is possible to measure the compressibility of the host, the vacuum absorption frequency of the guest, and the absolute magnitude of the solvent shift. Further, details of the guest-host interaction and the elastic-versus-plastic deformation behavior can be inferred. It is possible to determine the volume fluctuations of chromoproteins, an important quality with respect to their functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-961
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes


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