"Ultrafast Unzipping of a Beta-Hairpin Peptide"W. Zinth, T. E. Schrader, W. J. Schreier, F. O. Koller, T. Cordes, G. Babitzki, R. Denschlag, P. Tavan, M. Loeweneck, S.-L. Dong, L. Moroder, C. Renner
Ultrafast Phenomena XV, P. Corkum, D. Jonas, R. J. D. Miller, A. M. Weiner, Springer Series in Chemical Physics 88 (2007) 498-500
Light induced switching of a beta-hairpin structure is investigated by femtosecond IR spectroscopy. While the unzipping process comprises ultrafast kinetics and is finished within 1 ns, the folding into the hairpin structure is a much slower process.
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