Steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy to probe the effects of confinement on Cy3 and the dynamics of AOT/iso-octane reverse micelles
This dissertation describes the use of steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy to probe the effects of localized confinement on the water soluble dye Cyanine-3 (Cy3) and the dynamics of intermicellar interactions using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). The first set of experiments presents a wide range of steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy data which indicate that the Cy3 molecules form H-aggregates at concentrations so dilute (nM) that this behavior is not observed in bulk aqueous solution. This unique behavior allowed for a series of FCS and dynamic light scattering ...
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