Nano Biophotonics

Science and Technology

Edited by

  • Hiroshi Masuhara, Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University Osaka, Japan
  • Satoshi Kawata, Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • Fumio Tokunaga, Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University, Suita City, Osaka, Japan

This third volume in the series represents the Proceedings of the 3rd International Nanophotonics Symposium, July 6-8, 2006, Icho-Kaikan, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Over a two-day symposium, distinguished scientists from around the world convened to discuss the latest progress in this field and the conclusions have been summarised in Nano Biophotonics: Science and Technology. The contents of this book have been compiled by invited lecturers, research members of the relevant projects/program, and some of general participants. The book has 27 chapters which are classified into 4 parts; nano bio-spectroscopy, nano bio-dynamics, nano bio-processing, and nano bio-devices.
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For anyone involved in research into nano biophotonics and its applications


Book information

  • Published: February 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52878-0

Table of Contents

Part I: Nano Bio SpectroscopyChapter 1: Single molecule nano-bioscience: Fluctuations and adaptive biological molecular machines (T. Yanagida et al.).
Chapter 2: Alternating laser excitation spectroscopy of freely diffusing single molecule: Applications to bimolecular structure, dynamics and interactions (E. Nir et al.).
Chapter 3: Linear and non-linear Raman microspectroscopy and imaging of single living cells; Visualization of life and death at the cellular level (H. Kano et al.).
Chapter 4: Raman, CARS and near-field Raman-CARS microscopy for cellular and molecular imaging (P. Verma et al.).
Chapter 5: Enhanced photothermal spectroscopy for observing chemical reactions in biological cells (A. Harata).
Chapter 6: Probing conformational dynamics in biopolymers by contact-induced fluorescence quenching (S. Doose et al.).
Chapter 7: Second harmonic generation imaging microscopy of fibrillar structures (S. Plotnikov et al.). Part II: Nano Bio DynamicsChapter 8: Imaging of enzyme catalysis by wide field microscopy (S. Rocha).
Chapter 9: Interferometric detection and tracking of nanoparticles (V. Jacobsen et al.).
Chapter 10: Interaction between metal-free porphine and surface Ag atoms through temporal fluctuation of surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering and background-light emission (T. Itoh et al.).
Chapter 11: General importance of anomalous diffusion in biological inhomogeneous systems (K. Ushida, A. Masuda).
Chapter 12: Two-color picosecond time-resolved infrared super-resolution microscopy (M. Sakai et al.).
Chapter 13: Molecular motion under the trapping potential of optical tweezers (S. Ito et al.).
Chapter 14: Nanoscale fluid motion via molecular pores and polymer actuators (M.B. Cannell).Part III: Nano Bio ProcessingChapter 15: Femtosecond nonlinear processing in solution: From crystallization to manipulation and patterning (H. Masuhara et al.).
Chapter 16: Single living cell processing in water medium using focused femtosecond laser-induced shockwave and cavitation bubble (Y. Hosokawa et al.).
Chapter 17: Subcellular effects of femtosecond laser irradiation (N. Smith et al.).
Chapter 18: Femtosecond laser nanosurgery of biological cells and tissues (A. Vogel et al.).
Chapter 19: Femtosecond laser nanomachining of silicon wafers and two-photon nanolithography for stem cell research (K. König et al.).
Chapter 20: Gold nanorods: application to bioscience and medicine (Y. Niidome, T. Niidome).Part IV: Nano Bio DevicesChapter 21: Protein modules: Functional proteins incorporated in viral polyhedra (N. Hamada et al.).
Chapter 22: Immobilization of protein molecules into insect viral occlusion body and its application(H. Mori et al.).
Chapter 23: All-optical switching in rhodopsin proteins (S. Roy).
Chapter 24: A photoisomerization study on photoactive yellow protein model chromophores from solution to crystalline phases (A. Usman et al.).
Chapter 25: Defect mode and laser action in cholesteric liquid crystal (M. Ozaki et al.).
Chapter 26: Integrated photonic devices using semiconductor quantum-well structures (T. Suhara, M. Uemukai).
Chapter 27: Process control and new developments in crystal growth from solution: oxide, organic, protein and nitride (Y. Mori et al.).