Definition of photobleaching in English:


Line breaks: photo|bleach|ing
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtəʊˈbliːtʃɪŋ


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • Loss of colour by a pigment (such as chlorophyll or rhodopsin) when illuminated.
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    • Changes of state, photobleaching, and photocycling often involve subtle changes in tertiary structure.
    • Another advantage of two-photon excitation is the decreased extent of photobleaching and photodamage above and below the focal plane.
    • The photoproduct again undergoes photobleaching during the second illumination.

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