The Single Molecule Spectroscopy facility is part of the Soft Bio Nanomaterials team of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at BNL.
The optical microscopy
instruments of the Single Molecule Spectroscopy facility can be accessed
through the CFN user program at no cost. Details on how to become a CFN user can
be found at http://www.bnl.gov/cfn/user/.
You can also contact us directly in case you have specific questions. We provide
training and assistance in the use of the microscopes as well expertise in the
case of collaborative user projects. We accommodate two types of users:
- regular users: these are users that require
the use of our instruments without any intellectual involvement
from our side. Any publication reporting data acquired on our
instruments must acknowledge the use of our facility in the
following format "Research carried out (in whole or in part) at
the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National
Laboratory, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy,
Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No.
- users collaborators : these are users that
require the use of our instruments and our particular expertise
in the field of optical microscopy, including single molecule
experiments. such collaboration usually results in joint
publications. If you are interested in such collaboration,
please contact us directly at email@example.com.
below are publications from CFN user proposals associated with the Single
Molecule Spectroscopy Facility.
J.-Y. Gou, L.M.Miller, G.Hou, X/-H. Yu, X.-Ya Chen, J.-J.Liu, Acetylesterase-mediated
deacetylation of pectin impairs cell elongation, pollen germination and plant
reproduction, Plant Cell 2012, 24: 50-65.
Z.Xu, C.Hine, M.Maye and M.Cotlet, Shell-thickness dependent hole transfer in conjugated polymer/quantum dot
hybrids, ACS NANO, 2012, 6(6), 4984-4993.
A.J.Akey, C.Lu, L.Wu, Y.Zhu, I.P.Herman, Anomalous photoluminescence Stokes
shift in CdSe nanoparticle and carbon nanotube hybrids, Phys.Rev. B
2012, 85, 045404.
M.Cotlet, H-L.Wang, Z.Xu, Transparent light harvesting polymer films, McGrawHill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2012,
Z.Xu, H.Tsai, H-L. Wang and M.Cotlet, Transparent polymer films for capturing
solar energy, SPIE Newsroom, 2011, DOI 10.1117/2.1201102.003481
H.Tsai, Z.Xu R.K.Pai,
A.P.Shreve, H.L.Wang and M.Cotlet, Structural dynamics and charge transfer via complexation with fullerene in large
area conjugated polymer honeycomb thin films, Chemistry of Materials, 201,
R.K. Pai and M.Cotlet, A highly stable, water soluble intrinsic fluorescent
hybrid scaffold for biological imaging and biosensing, JPhys Chem. C.
2011 115 (5) 1674.
R.K.Pai, L.H. Zhang, D. Nykypanchuk, C.S. Korach, Biomimetic Pathways for
Nanostructured Poly(KAMPS)/aragonite Composites that Mimic Seashell Nacre,
Adv. Eng. Materials 13 (10) B415.
H. Han, J. Zylstra, M.M. Maye, Direct Attachment of
Oligonucleotides to Quantum Dot Interfaces, Chemistry of Materials
2011, 23, 4975
J. Zylstra, J. Amey, N. J. Miska, L. Pang, C. R. Hine, J. Langer, R. P. Doyle,
M.M. Maye, A Modular Phase Transfer and Ligand Exchange Protocol for Quantum
Dots Langmuir, 2011, 27, 4371.
W. Wu, P.N. Njoki, H. Han, H. Zhao, E. A. Schiff, P. S. Lutz, L. Solomon, S.
Matthews, M.M. Maye, Processing Core/Alloy/Shell Nanoparticles: Tunable Optical
Properties and Evidence for Self-Limiting Alloy Growth" J. Phys. Chem. C,
2011, 115, 9933.
M.M.Maye, O.Gang and M.Cotlet, Photoluminescence enhancement in single Qdot-Au
nanoparticle DNA-linked heterodimers, 2010, ChemComm.
X.H.Peng, M.Y.Sfeir, F.Zhang, J.A.Misewich, S.S.Wong, Covalent Synthesis and
Optical Characterization of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Nanocrystal
Heterostructures, JPhys Chem. C. 2010 114 (19) 8766.
H.Han, G.Di Francesco, M.M.Maye, Size Control and Photophysical Properties of
Quantum Dots Prepared via a Novel Tunable Hydrothermal Route, JPhys
Chem. C. 2010 114 (45) 19270.
Z.Xu, H.Tsai, H.L.Wang and M.Cotlet, Controlling chain conformation, film
morphology and optical properties of a water-soluble conjugated polymer,
J.Phys.Chem.B, 114 (36) 11746.
C Wang, H Tsai, Z Xu, M Cotlet and H Wang, Synthesis and characterization of
ethylene glycol substituted PPV derivatives, ACS Applied Materials and
Interfaces, 2010, 2 (3), 738-47.
H Xie, H Kagawa, JD Trent, K.Mudalige, M.Cotlet, B Swanson, An
intrinsically fluorescent recognition ligand scaffold based on chaperonin
proteins and semiconductor quantum dot conjugates, Small 2009,
C Wang, Y Gao, A Shreve, C Zhong, K Mudalige, M.Cotlet,
HL Wang, Thermochromism of a poly(phenylene vinylene): untangling the roles of polymer
aggregate and chain conformation , J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113:
H Xie, B Swanson, H Kagawa, JD Trent, K.Mudalige, Th. Ippolito and M.Cotlet,Intrinsic
fluorescent recognition ligand scaffold based on chaperonins and water-soluble
semiconductor quantum dots, Proceeding of SPIE 7188, 2009.