Optical DOSY

An optical probe that characterizes molecular structure and size

We have designed and are currently optimizing an optical liquid sample cell that simultaneously measures the size and IR/UV/Raman spectrum of molecules/particles in solution: Optical Diffusion-Ordered SpectroscopY. In the case of mixed samples, the optical spectra of the different components are cleanly separated by size. This technique (patent pending) is useful for characterizing solutions of supramolecular complexes, nanoparticles, polymers, amyloids and many other complex systems. The project is financed by an NWO Demonstrator grant.

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