Dielectric Spectroscopy of Tobacco Mosaic Virus
The dielectric properties of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) have been measured using time domain dielectric spectroscopy (TDDS) in the temperature range from 1 to 40 oC. A single dielectric dispersion is observed in the MHz range. The activation energy of the process is found to be in the range 1–2 kcal/mol. The experimental data could not be completely accounted for by current theoretical models, but evidence indicates that the dielectric loss arises from polarisation of charge on and around the virus.
Citation : Ermolina, I. et al. (2003) Dielectric Spectroscopy of Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 1622 (1), pp. 57-63
Research Group : Pharmaceutical Technologies
Research Institute : Leicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- Leicester School of Pharmacy