English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

Single-Molecule Sensitivity in Optical Absorption at Room Temperature

MPS-Authors
There are no MPG-Authors available
External Ressource
No external resources are shared
Fulltext (public)
There are no public fulltexts stored in PuRe
Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Kukura, P., Celebrano, M., Renn, A., & Sandoghdar, V. (2010). Single-Molecule Sensitivity in Optical Absorption at Room Temperature. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 1(23), 3323-3327. doi:10.1021/jz101426x.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0002-9A39-1
Abstract
Sensitive detection of condensed matter is of utmost importance in fundamental research as well as cutting-edge applications such as molecular analytics and diagnostics. Until very recently, all existing methods for the detection of single molecules at room temperature have required highly efficient fluorophores. Here we demonstrate, for the first time that single molecules can also be detected via standard modulation-free absorption measurements. Our work extends single-molecule detection to a huge class of materials that absorb light but do not fluoresce efficiently.