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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About the editors

Hiroshi Masuhara

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University Osaka, Japan

Satoshi Kawata

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Fumio Tokunaga

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University, Suita City, Osaka, Japan