Single molecule fluorescence measurements of complex systems
Single molecule methods are powerful tools for investigating the properties of complex systems that are generally concealed by ensemble measurements. Here we use single molecule fluorescent measurements to study two different complex systems: 1/ƒ noise in quantum dots and diffusion of the membrane proteins in live cells. The power spectrum of quantum dot (QD) fluorescence exhibits 1/ƒ noise, related to the intermittency of these nanosystems. As in other systems exhibiting 1/ƒ noise, this power spectrum is not integrable at low frequencies, which appears to imply infinite total power. We report ...
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