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61. de Wit G, Albrecht D, Ewers H, Kukura P. Revealing compartmentalised diffusion in living cells with interferometric scattering microscopy. bioRxiv 091736.
60. Cole D, Young G, Weigel A, Kukura P. Label-free single molecule imaging with numerical aperture-shaped interferometric scattering microscopy. DOI10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00912.

59. Liebel M, Kukura P.  Lack of evidence for phase-only control of retinal photoisomerization in the strict one-photon limit. Nat. Chem. 2017 9: 45-49


58. Nayak PK, Moore DT, Wenger B, Nayak S, Haghighirad AA, Fineberg A, Noel NK, Reid OG, Rumbles G, Kukura P, Vincent KA, Snaith HJ. Mechanism for rapid growth of organic–inorganic halide perovskite crystals. Nat. Comm. 2016 7: 13303.

57. Schnedermann C, Lim JM, Wende T, Duarte AS, Ni L, Gu O, Sadhanala A, Rao A, Kukura P. Sub-10 femtosecond time-resolved vibronic microscopy. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016 7:4854–4859.

56. Duarte AS, Schnedermann C, Kukura P. Wide-field detected Fourier transform CARS microscopy. Sci. Rep. 2016 6: 37516.

55. Andrecka J, Takagi Y, Mickolajczyk KJ, Lippert LG, Sellers JR, Hancock WO, Goldman YE, Kukura P. Interferometric scattering microscopy for the study of molecular motorsMethods in Enzymology 2016 581:517–539.

54. Ortega-Arroyo JO, Bissette AJ, Kukura P*, Fletcher SP*. Visualization of the spontaneous emergence of a complex, dynamic, and autocatalytic systemProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2016 113:11122-11126.

53. Schnedermann C, Muders M, Ehrenberg D, Schlesinger R, Kukura P, Heberle, J. Vibronic dynamics of the ultrafast all-trans to 13-cis photoisomerization of retinal in channelrhodopsin-1J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016 138:4757-4762.

52. Ortega-Arroyo JO, Cole D, Kukura P. Interferometric scattering microscopy and its combination with single molecule fluorescence imaging. Nat. Protocols 2016 11:617-633.

51. Ortega-Arroyo JO, Kukura P. Non-fluorescent schemes for single-molecule detection, imaging and spectroscopy. Nat. Photonics 2016 10:11-17

50. Andrecka J, Ortega-Arroyo J, Lewis K, Cross RA, Kukura P Label-free imaging of microtubules with sub-nanometer precision using interferometric scattering microscopy. Biophys. J. 2016 110:214-217.



49. Mickolajczyk K, Ortega-Arroyo JO, Andrecka J, Kukura P and Hancock WO Kinetics of nucleotide-dependent structural transitions in the kinesin-1 hydrolysis cycleProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2015 112:E7186-E7193

48. de Wit G, Danial J, Kukura P, Wallace M. Dynamic label-free imaging of lipid nanodomains. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2015 112:12299-12303.

47. Bassolino G, Sovdat T, Duarte AS, Lim JM, Schnedermann C, Liebel M, Odell B, Claridge TD, Fletcher SP, Kukura P. Barrierless photoisomerisation of 11-cis retinal protonated Schiff base in solutionJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015 137: 12434-12437.

46. Weigel A, Sebesta A, Kukura P. Shaped and feedback controlled excitation of a single molecule in the weak-field limit. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015 6:4031-4037.

45. Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Wende T, Kukura P. Principles and applications of broadband impulsive vibrational spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. A 2015 119:9506-9517.

44. Musser AJ, Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Wende T, Kehoe TB, Rao A, Kukura P. Evidence for conical intersection dynamics mediating ultrafast singlet exciton fission. Nature Physics 2015 11:352–357.
(Featured in: Nature Physics News & Views)

43. Andrecka J, Ortega-Arroyo JO, Takagi Y, de Wit G, Fineberg A, MacKinnon L, Young G, Sellers JR, Kukura P Structural dynamics of myosin 5 during processive motion revealed by interferometric scattering microscopy. Elife 2015 4:e05413.
(Featured in: APS Physics Buzz Blog, Oxford Science Blog)

42. Schnedermann C, Liebel M, Kukura P. Mode-Specificity of Vibrationally Coherent Internal Conversion in Rhodopsin during the Primary Visual Event. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137:2886–2891.

41. Weigel A, Kukura P. Raman extraordinaire. Nature Photonics 2015 9:11–12. (News & Views)



40. Wende T, Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Pethick RJ, Kukura P. Population-Controlled Impulsive Vibrational Spectroscopy: Background- and Baseline-Free Raman Spectroscopy of Excited Electronic States. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2014 118:9976–9984.

39. Parker AW, Bisby RH, Greetham GM, Kukura P, Scherer KM, Towrie M. Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopic Studies on the Photoionization of the alpha-Tocopherol Analogue Trolox C. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014 118:12087–1209.

38. Spillane KM, Ortega-Arroyo J, de Wit G, Eggeling C, Ewers H, Wallace MI, Kukura P. High-Speed Single-Particle Tracking of GM1 in Model Membranes Reveals Anomalous Diffusion due to Interleaflet Coupling and Molecular Pinning. Nano Letters 2014 14:5390–5397.

37. Weigel A, Sebesta A, Kukura P. Dark Field Microspectroscopy with Single Molecule Fluorescence Sensitivity. ACS Photonics 2014 1:848–856.
(Selected as Editor’s choice)

36. Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Kukura P. Sub-10-fs pulses tunable from 480 to 980 nm from a NOPA pumped by an Yb:KGW source. Optics Letters 2014 39:4112–4115.

35. Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Bassolino G, Taylor G, Watts A, Kukura P. Direct Observation of the Coherent Nuclear Response after the Absorption of a Photon. Physical Review Letters 2014 112:238301.

34. Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Kukura P. Vibrationally Coherent Crossing and Coupling of Electronic States during Internal Conversion in beta-Carotene. Physical Review Letters 2014 112:198302.

33. Arroyo JO, Andrecka J, Spillane KM, Billington N, Takagi Y, Sellers JR, Kukura P. Label-Free, All-Optical Detection, Imaging, and Tracking of a Single Protein. Nano Letters 2014 14:2065–2070.

32. Polli D, Weingart O, Brida D, Poli E, Maiuri M, Spillane KM, Bottoni A, Kukura P, Mathies RA, Cerullo G, Garavelli M. Wavepacket Splitting and Two-Pathway Deactivation in the Photoexcited Visual Pigment Isorhodopsin. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2014 53:2504–2507.
(Selected as VIP paper)

31. Bassolino G, Sovdat T, Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Odell B, Claridge TDW, Kukura P, Fetcher SP. Synthetic Control of Retinal Photochemistry and Photophysics in Solution. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014 136:2650–2658.



30. Andrecka J, Spillane KM, Ortega-Arroyo J, Kukura P. Direct Observation and Control of Supported Lipid Bilayer Formation with Interferometric Scattering Microscopy. ACS Nano 2013 7:10662–10670.

29. Szklarczyk OM, Gonzalez-Segredo N, Kukura P, Oppenheim A, Choquet D, Sandoghdar V, Helenius A, Sbalzarini IF, Ewers H. Receptor Concentration and Diffusivity Control Multivalent Binding of Sv40 to Membrane Bilayers. PLOS Computational Biology 2013 9, e1003310.

28. Liebel M, Kukura P. Broad-Band Impulsive Vibrational Spectroscopy of Excited Electronic States in the Time Domain. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2013 4:1358–1364.



27. Kumar V, Casella M, Molotokaite E, Gatti D, Kukura P, Manzoni C, Polli D, Marangoni M, Cerullo G. Balanced-detection Raman-induced Kerr-effect spectroscopy. Physical Review A 2012 86:053810.

26. Sovdat T, Bassolino G, Liebel M, Schnedermann C, Fletcher SP, Kukura P. Backbone Modification of Retinal Induces Protein-like Excited State Dynamics in Solution. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012 134:8318–8320.

25. Ortega-Arroyo J, Kukura P. Interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT): new frontiers in ultrafast and ultrasensitive optical microscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2012 14:15625–15636.
(Cover article)



24. Lee KG, Chen XW, Eghlidi H, Kukura P, Lettow R, Renn A, Sandoghdar V, Goetzinger S. A planar dielectric antenna for directional single-photon emission and near-unity collection efficiency. Nature Photonics 2011 5:166–169.

23. Celebrano M, Kukura P, Renn A, Sandoghdar V. Single-molecule imaging by optical absorption. Nature Photonics 2011 5:95–98.
(Featured in: Nature Photonics News& Views)



22. Kukura P, Celebrano M, Renn A, Sandoghdar V. Single-molecular Absorption Sensitivity at Room Temperature. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2010 1:3323–3327
(Featured in: Physics Today, C&EN News, Nature Methods Highlights)

21. Krishnan M, Mojarad N, Kukura P, Sandoghdar V. Geometry-induced electrostatic trapping of nanometric objects in a fluid. Nature 2010 467:692–695
(Featured in: Physics World, Nature News&Views)

20. Polli D, Altoe P, Weingart O, Spillane KM, Manzoni C, Brida D, Tomasello G, Orlandi G, Kukura P, Mathies RA, Garavelli M, Cerullo G. Conical intersection dynamics of the primary photoisomerization event in vision. Nature 2010 467:440–443. (Featured in: Nature News&Views, Nature Chemistry Highlights, C&EN News)

19. Celebrano M, Lettow R, Kukura P, Agio M, Renn A, Goetzinger S, Sandoghdar V. Efficient coupling of single photons to single plasmons. Optics Express 2010 18:13829–13835.



18. Kukura P, Ewers H, Mueller C, Renn A, Helenius A, Sandoghdar V. High-speed nanoscopic tracking of the position and orientation of a single virus. Nature Methods 2009 6:923–935.

17. Kukura P, Celebrano M, Renn A, Sandoghdar V. Imaging a Single Quantum Dot When It Is Dark. Nano Letters 2009 9:926–929.
(Cover article, Nature Photonics Highlights, Nature Physics Highlights)

16. Rodgers CT, Wedge CJ, Norman SA, Kukura P, Nelson K, Baker N, Maeda K, Henbest KB, Hore PJ, Timmel CR. Radiofrequency polarization effects in zero-field electron paramagnetic resonance. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2009 11:6569–6572.



15. Kukura P, McCamant DW, Mathies RA. Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 2007 58:461–488.



14. Kukura P, Yoon S, Mathies RA. 2006. Femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry. 78:5952–5959.

13. Yoon S, Kukura P, Stuart CM, Mathies RA. Direct observation of the ultrafast intersystem crossing in tris(2,2 '-bipyridine) ruthenium(II) using femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Molecular Physics 2006 104:1275–1282.

12. Kukura P, Frontiera R, Mathies RA. Direct observation of anharmonic coupling in the time domain with femtosecond stimulated Raman scattering. Physical Review Letters 2006 96:238303.



11. Kukura P, McCamant DW, Yoon S, Wandschneider DB, Mathies RA. Structural observation of the primary isomerization in vision with femtosecond-stimulated Raman. Science 2005 310:1006–1009.
(Nature News&Views, Science Perspectives, C&EN news top ten chemistry highlights of 2005)

10. Rodgers CT, Henbest KB, Kukura P, Timmel CR, Hore PJ. Low-field optically detected EPR spectroscopy of transient photoinduced radical pairs. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2005 109:5035–5041.

9. McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Femtosecond stimulated Raman study of excited-state evolution in bacteriorhodopsin. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005 109:10449–10457.

8. Yoon S, McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA, Zhang DH, Lee SY. Dependence of line shapes in femtosecond broadband stimulated Raman spectroscopy on pump-probe time delay. Journal of Chemical Physics 2005 122.



7. McCamant DW, Kukura P, Yoon S, Mathies RA. Femtosecond broadband stimulated Raman spectroscopy: Apparatus and methods. Review of Scientific Instruments 2004 75:4971–4980.

6. Henbest KB, Kukura P, Rodgers CT, Hore PJ, Timmel CR. Radio frequency magnetic field effects on a radical recombination reaction: A diagnostic test for the radical pair mechanism. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2004 126:8102–8103.

5. Lee SY, Zhang DH, McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Theory of femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Chemical Physics 2004 121:3632–3642.

4. Kukura P, McCamant DW, Mathies RA. 2004. Femtosecond time-resolved stimulated Raman spectroscopy of the S-2 (1B(u)(+)) excited state of beta-carotene. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2004 108:5921–5925.
(Cover article)


3. McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Femtosecond broadband stimulated Raman: A new approach for high-performance vibrational spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy 2003 57:1317–1323.

2. McCamant DW, Kukura P, Mathies RA. Femtosecond time-resolved stimulated Raman spectroscopy: Application to the ultrafast internal conversion in beta-carotene. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2003 107:8208–8214.

1. Kukura P, McCamant DW, Davis PH, Mathies RA. Vibrational structure of the S-2 (1B(u)) excited state of diphenyloctatetraene observed by femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Chemical Physics Letters 2003 382:81–86.


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