Orientational polarisability of lipid membrane surfaces.


Here we present a fluorescence method based on the Stokes shift of the voltage-sensitive dye di-8-ANEPPS to quantify the orientational polarisability of lipid membrane surfaces, i.e. the polarisability due to molecular reorientation. Di-8-ANEPPS is already an established probe of membrane dipole potential. Its use, therefore, as a probe of both the dipole… (More)