The intent of this book � a collection of manuscripts - is to provide general descriptions of analytical techniques which we believe to be useful to the biological scientist, and to provide examples of the utility of each technique. The contributing authors were asked to focus on examples in which their particular technique has proven particularly useful in studies of biological systems. Many commonly used analytical techniques such as NMR and ESR are not included in this work, it is preferred to focus on techniques which perhaps have not received as much coverage as in the recent literature. All of the analytical tools covered in this volume have great utility, and the scientific community can expect to see increasing usage of most if not all of these techniques.

chapter 3|34 pages

FT-IR Studies of Molecular Conformation in Biological Membranes

ByDavid G. Cameron, Richard A. Dluhy

chapter 4|19 pages

Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry

ByAlan G. Marshall

chapter 5|34 pages

Electron Spectroscopy For Chemical Analysis: Applications in the Biomedical Sciences

ByBuddy. D. Ratner, Brien. J. McElroy

chapter 6|10 pages

Biologically Relevant Applications of Vibrational Circular Dichroism

ByLaurence A. Nafie

chapter 7|23 pages

Biomedical Applications of Raman Scattering

ByRichard. Mendelsohn

chapter 8|12 pages

Biological Applications of Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence

BySeth A. Darst, Channing R. Robertson