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Single molecule tracking provides unprecedented insights into diffusional processes of systems in life and material sciences. Determination of molecule positions with high accuracy and correct connection of the determined positions to tracks is a challenging task with, so far, no universal solution for single fluorescing molecules tackling the challenge of(More)
Translational diffusion of single perylene diimide molecules in 25 nm thin polymer films was investigated by single molecule widefield fluorescence microscopy. Spatial heterogeneities in single molecule motion were detected and analyzed by a new, quantitative method which draws a comparison of log-Gaussian fits of experimentally determined diffusion(More)
DNA chips are widely used for genomic analysis. [1] Currently, high-density DNA chips can be synthesized with up to several hundred thousand different spots on an area of 1 cm 2. [2] In principle, the complete human genome can be probed with such a chip. [3] The required high spot densities can be achieved by photolithographic in situ DNA-chip synthesis. In(More)
Monitoring of the formation of stable fluorescent nanoparticles from controlled mixing of a THF solution of poly(fluorene ethynylene)-block-poly(ethylene glycol) in a microfluidic laminar flow crossjunction by spatially resolved fluorescence spectroscopy reveals the time scale of particle formation as well as incorporation of small molecule guests and the(More)
Novel photolabile protecting groups based on the 2-(2-nitrophenyl)propoxycarbonyl (NPPOC) group with a covalently linked thioxanthone as an intramolecular triplet sensitizer exhibit significantly enhanced light sensitivity under continuous illumination. Herein we present a detailed study of the photokinetics and photoproducts of nucleosides caged with these(More)
A spectroscopic study of a variety of covalently linked thioxanthone(TX)-linker-2-(2-nitrophenyl)propoxycarbonyl(NPPOC)-substrate conjugates is presented. Herein, the TX chromophore functions as an intramolecular sensitizer to the NPPOC moiety, a photolabile protecting group used in photolithographic DNA chip synthesis. The rate of electronic energy(More)
Light-induced release of photolabile protecting groups is a key step in the photolithographic in-situ synthesis of oligonucleotides in the production of high-density DNA-chips. [1,2] Protecting groups of the o-nitrophenyl type that are preferentially used for this purpose have rather low absorption coefficients at 366 nm, the wavelength of the most(More)
We discuss a method for tracking individual molecules which globally optimizes the likelihood of the connections between molecule positions fast and with high reliability even for high spot densities and blinking molecules. Our method works with cost functions which can be freely chosen to combine costs for distances between spots in space and time and(More)