© 2001

Single Molecule Spectroscopy

Nobel Conference Lectures


  • The most comprehensive book on the application of single molecule spectroscopy in chemical physics, biology and nanosciences

  • The competence of the participants in the Nobel Conference is reflected by the scientific quality of the book


Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. A. M. van Oijen, M. Ketelaars, J. Köhler, T. J. Aartsma, J. Schmidt
    Pages 62-81
  3. C. Brunel, P. Tamarat, B. Lounis, M. Orrit
    Pages 99-113
  4. C. F. Wilson, D. T. Chiu, R. N. Zare, A. Strömberg, A. Karlsson, O. Orwar
    Pages 130-143
  5. K. Kneipp, H. Kneipp, I. Itzkan, R. R. Dasari, M. S. Feld
    Pages 144-160
  6. C. G. Hübner, V. Krylov, A. Renn, P. Nyffeler, U. P. Wild
    Pages 161-176
  7. T. Wohland, K. Friedrich-Bénet, H. Pick, A. Preuss, R. Hovius, H. Vogel
    Pages 195-210
  8. A. Koltermann, U. Kettling, J. Stephan, M. Rarbach, T. Winkler, M. Eigen
    Pages 211-226
  9. X. S. Xie, H. P. Lu
    Pages 227-240
  10. N. J. Dovichi, R. Polakowski, A. Skelley, D. B. Craig, J. Wong
    Pages 241-256
  11. H. Frauenfelder, B. H. McMahon
    Pages 257-276
  12. A. S. Mikhailov, P. Stange, B. Hess
    Pages 277-292
  13. T. Yanagida
    Pages 293-312
  14. D. S. Talaga, Y. Jia, M. A. Bopp, A. Sytnik, W. A. DeGrado, R. J. Cogdell et al.
    Pages 313-325
  15. T. Ha, X. Zhuang, H. Babcock, H. Kim, J. W. Orr, J. R. Williamson et al.
    Pages 326-337

About this book


This book surveys recent advances related to the application of single molecule techniques in various fields of science. The topics, each described by leading experts in the field, range from single molecule experiments in quantum optics and solid-state physics to analogous investigations in physical chemistry and biophysics. A unifying theme of all chapters is the power of single molecule techniques to unravel fluctuations and heterogeneities usually hidden in the ensemble average of complex systems. The concept for the book originated from a gathering of some of the world's leading scientists at the Nobel Conference in Sweden.


Fluorescence Optical microscopy Single molecules biophysics chemistry enzymes membrane microscopy molecule optics particles physical chemistry protein scattering spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical BiophysicsKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden
  2. 2.CNRS et Université Bordeaux IC.P.M.O.H.TalenceFrance
  3. 3.Institut für Physikalische ChemieJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

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