Looking back on 28 years of cryogenic single-molecule experiments
Leiden University, LION, Huygens-Kamerlingh Onnes Lab, 2333CA Leiden, Netherlands
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Published online: 26 September 2018
Starting with the first single-molecule fluorescence experiments in 1990, the field of cryogenic single-molecule spectroscopy exploits the narrow zero-phonon lines of single molecules, usually in molecular crystals and glasses. Occasionally, similar experiments can also be done at room temperature, as illustrated by the case of the NV- center in diamond. In this review contribution, I shall illustrate the variety and scope of the experiments performed in the past 28 years, highlighting some important points and outlooks.
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