Measuring the elastic properties of protein crystals by brillouin scattering

C. L. Caylor, S. Speziale, S. Kriminski, T. Duffy, C. S. Zha, R. E. Thorne

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We report preliminary measurements of the elastic properties of tetragonal lysozyme crystals using Brillouin scattering. This microscopic, non-contact technique is ideally suited for study of fragile, optically transparent macromolecular crystals. Brillouin scattering should allow much more complete characterization of crystal elasticity, and provide a novel probe of intermolecular interactions, conformation changes, and defect formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-501
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Nov 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


  • A1. crystals structure
  • A2. growth from structure
  • B1. biological macromolecules
  • B1. lysozyme
  • B1. proteins


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