Imperial College London

Dr Kuimova

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Reader in Chemical Physics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 8558m.kuimova

 
 
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Location

 

207BMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Vysniauskas:2018:10.1080/0144235X.2018.1510461,
author = {Vysniauskas, A and Kuimova, MK},
doi = {10.1080/0144235X.2018.1510461},
journal = {International Reviews in Physical Chemistry},
pages = {259--285},
title = {A twisted tale: measuring viscosity and temperature of microenvironments using molecular rotors},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0144235X.2018.1510461},
volume = {37},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Measuring viscosity and temperature on the microscale is a challening yet very important task, in materials sciences and in biology alike. In this perpsective we review and discuss fluorescent microviscosity sensors, termed ‘molecular rotors’, that offer a convenient way of measuring microscopic viscosity and sometimes may even be used to measure microscopic temperature in addition to viscosity. We discuss how temperature in combination with various solvent properties can affect microviscosity measurements and we review possible action mechanisms that make molecular rotors sensitive to multiple parameters of their environment. Overall, we reveal a complicated, yet exciting, behaviour of molecular rotors at different viscosity, temperature and solvent properties on the microscale and how this behaviour can be explained and exploited.
AU - Vysniauskas,A
AU - Kuimova,MK
DO - 10.1080/0144235X.2018.1510461
EP - 285
PY - 2018///
SN - 0144-235X
SP - 259
TI - A twisted tale: measuring viscosity and temperature of microenvironments using molecular rotors
T2 - International Reviews in Physical Chemistry
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0144235X.2018.1510461
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000444090800001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/63356
VL - 37
ER -