Diffraction gratings for chiral molecules and their applications

Cameron, R. P., Yao, A. M. and Barnett, S. M. (2014) Diffraction gratings for chiral molecules and their applications. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118(19), pp. 3472-3478. (doi: 10.1021/jp500319x)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cameron, Prof Robert and Barnett, Professor Stephen and Yao, Dr Alison
Authors: Cameron, R. P., Yao, A. M., and Barnett, S. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN (Online):1520-5215
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physical Chemistry A 118(19):3472-3478
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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