Broadband dielectric spectroscopy from sub GHz to THz of hydrated lipid bilayer of DMPC

  • Yu Kadomura
  • Naoki Yamamoto
  • Keisuke TominagaEmail author
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Dielectric Spectroscopy Applied to Soft Matter


In order to study the dynamics of a phospholipid and its hydration water, we measured complex dielectric spectra of 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) from the sub-GHz to the THz frequency region with varying the temperature and hydration level of the sample. Spectra obtained from a vector network analyzer and two terahertz time-domain spectrometers are adjusted, which enables us to analyze the dielectric spectra from the sub-GHz region to the THz region by a model function. We confirmed a fast relaxational mode in the sub-THz region, which was suggested by the previous work which only used a THz spectrometer.

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Topical issue: Dielectric Spectroscopy Applied to Soft Matter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Kadomura
    • 1
  • Naoki Yamamoto
    • 2
  • Keisuke Tominaga
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of ScienceKobe UniversityNada, KobeJapan
  2. 2.Jichi Medical UniversityShimotsuke-shi, Tochigi-kenJapan
  3. 3.Molecular Photoscience Research CenterKobe UniversityNada, KobeJapan

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