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.

Key Features

* Bridges the gap between conventional photophysics & photochemistry and nanoscience * Continuing the series that focuses on 'hot' areas of photochemistry, optics, material science and bioscience


For anyone involved in research into nano biophotonics and its applications

Table of Contents

Part I: Nano Bio Spectroscopy Chapter 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 Dynamics Chapter 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. I


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