Diffraction gratings for chiral molecules and their applications.


We suggest the use of certain readily producible types of light to exert a force that points in opposite directions for the enantiomers of a chiral molecule and propose multiple devices based upon this novel manifestation of optical activity: in particular, our discriminatory chiral diffraction grating; a device that could be employed, for example, to measure the enantiomeric excess of a sample of chiral molecules simply and to high precision. Our work is relevant for many types of molecules and our proposed devices may be realizable using currently existing technology.

DOI: 10.1021/jp500319x

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@article{Cameron2014DiffractionGF, title={Diffraction gratings for chiral molecules and their applications.}, author={Robert P Cameron and Alison M. Yao and Stephen M. Barnett}, journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A}, year={2014}, volume={118 19}, pages={3472-8} }