Tag Archives: chirality

Chirality-induced spin polarization places symmetry constraints on biomolecular interactions

The work examines the fundamental relationship between an electron’s spin and a molecule’s chiral symmetry.  The spin of an electron is a pure quantum mechanical property and specifies its intrinsic angular momentum. A common classical analogy for

The smart light modulators of the scarab beetle Chrysina gloriosa

Many insects own a tessellated carapace with bumps, pits or indentations. Little is known on the physical properties of these geometric variations, and biological functions are unknown or still debated.  Beetles from the genus Chrysina show vivid

A figure-of-eight molecule twists the red light

Development of fluorophores for CPL, circularly polarized luminescence, has attracted much attention. CPL has large potential toward future applications such as 3D displays and biosensing.  Major challenges in creating good CPL fluorophores are; 1) large anisotropic dissymmetric