Terahertz spectroscopy of short-chain polypeptides

M. R. Kutteruf, C. M. Brown, L. K. Iwaki, M. B. Campbell, T. M. Korter, Edwin J. Heilweil

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Terahertz (THz) absorption and neutron vibrational spectra for solid-phase short-chain peptide sequences at 77 and 298 K are reported. We demonstrate that a high degree of spectral and structural information exists for these systems in the 1-15 THz (33-500 cm-1) spectral range. The density and uniqueness of distinct spectral features for each system suggests that sequence-dependent structural information can potentially be extracted from these spectra using quantum mechanical solid-state modeling and theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-343
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 3 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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