Ultrafast pump-probe study of the excited-state charge-transfer dynamics in blue copper rusticyanin.

@article{Bizzarri2012UltrafastPS,
  title={Ultrafast pump-probe study of the excited-state charge-transfer dynamics in blue copper rusticyanin.},
  author={Anna Rita Bizzarri and Daniele Brida and Simona Santini and Giulio Cerullo and Salvatore Cannistraro},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2012},
  volume={116 14},
  pages={4192-8}
}
We have used femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy to investigate the excited-state dynamics of the anticancer blue copper protein rusticyanin, by exciting its ligand to metal charge-transfer band with 25 fs pump pulses centered at 585 nm. The charge-transfer excited state decays exponentially to the ground state with a time constant of about 230 fs, and its… CONTINUE READING