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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(11), 15227-15240; doi:10.3390/ijms131115227
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Modification of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Efficiencyat Interfaces

Received: 7 October 2012; in revised form: 10 November 2012 / Accepted: 13 November 2012 / Published: 19 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET))
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Abstract: We present a theoretical study on the impact of an interface on the FRET efficiency of a surface-bound acceptor-donor system. The FRET efficiency can be modified by two effects. Firstly, the donor’s electromagnetic field at the acceptor’s position is changed due to the partial reflection of the donor’s field. Secondly, both the donor’s and the acceptor’s quantum yield of fluorescence can be changed due to the interface-induced enhancement of the radiative emission rate (Purcell effect). Numerical results for a FRET-pair at a glass-water interface are given.
Keywords: Förster Resonance Energy Transfer; single-molecule fluorescence; single-molecule electrodynamics Förster Resonance Energy Transfer; single-molecule fluorescence; single-molecule electrodynamics
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Enderlein, J. Modification of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Efficiencyat Interfaces. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 15227-15240.

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Enderlein J. Modification of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Efficiencyat Interfaces. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(11):15227-15240.

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Enderlein, Jörg. 2012. "Modification of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Efficiencyat Interfaces." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 11: 15227-15240.



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