Accession Number : AD0614440

Title :   THE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF PROTEINS IN THE SOLID STATE.

Descriptive Note : Status rept. for 1 Jun-1 Dec 64.

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DEPT OF BIOPHYSICS

Report Date : 01 DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The research project described sets up three separate experimental approaches designed to answer the following basic questions concerning the electrical conductivity of proteins in the solid state: (A) What are the charge carriers in dry proteins, (electronic or ionic). (B) What are the charge carriers in hydrated proteins, (electronic or ionic). (C) How does the hydration state of the protein determine the magnitude of the semiconduction process. (D) What is the sign of the predominant charge carriers. (E) What is the mobility of the charge carriers. (F) What is the temperature dependence of the charge carrier density.

Descriptors :   (*PROTEINS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY), SOLID STATE PHYSICS, HYDRATES, SEMICONDUCTORS, TRITIUM, TRITIATED COMPOUNDS, CRYSTALS, FREQUENCY, HALL EFFECT, HEMOGLOBIN, TEMPERATURE, CONDUCTIVITY, ELECTROMETERS, VOLTAGE, ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE, ELECTROCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE