Self-trapped states in proteins

Robert H. Austin, Aihua Xie, Lex Van der Meer, Michelle Shinn, George Neil

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Self-trapped states in proteins were studied. The temperature dependence of the amide-I band of myoglobin showed evidence for a low lying self-trapped state at 1626 cm-1. The low-lying state have a 30 ps lifetime at 50 K, much longer than the relaxation time of the main amide-I band at 50 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 11 2003
EventProceedings of the 24th International Free Electron Laser Conference - Argonne, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2002Sep 13 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


  • Amide-I
  • Infrared
  • Myoglobin
  • Picosecond


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