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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2009
  • pp: 4610–4615

Refractive index of dark-adapted bacteriorhodopsin and tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane buffer between 390 and 880 nm

Zsuzsanna Heiner and Károly Osvay  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 23, pp. 4610-4615 (2009)

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The refractivity of wild-type bacteriorhodopsin ( bR WT ) suspended in tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (TRIS) buffer has been measured in the spectral range of 390 840 nm by the method of angle of minimal deviation with the use of a hollow glass prism. The refractive indices of pure bR WT as well as of TRIS buffer have been determined from the concentration dependent refraction values. Sellmeier-type dispersion equations have been fitted for both the TRIS buffer and pure bR WT .

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(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials

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Original Manuscript: April 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2009
Published: August 4, 2009

Zsuzsanna Heiner and Károly Osvay, "Refractive index of dark-adapted bacteriorhodopsin and tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane buffer between 390 and 880 nm," Appl. Opt. 48, 4610-4615 (2009)

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