Accession Number : ADA190855
Title : Applications Research Studies of Microtubules.
Descriptive Note : Monthly letter progress rept. no. 3, 12 Oct-13 Nov 87,
Corporate Author : HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA EXPLORATORIES STUDIES DEPT
Personal Author(s) : Margerum, J D
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Report Date : 20 Nov 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : This contract provides the Hughes Research Laboratories (HRL) funding for the first year of a three year research program to investigate techniques basic to novel applications of lipid microtubules for electro-optical, optical, and sensor devices, and to study the feasibility of such device applications. The overall program has two main area: (1) The study of ordered microtubules in fluids and films, for applications such as variable transmission windows, IR polarizers, and dichroic filters; (2) The study of ordered attachment of microtubules to surfaces, for applications such as nonlinear optical devices and acoustic detectors. The emphasis in this first year is on the suspension, orientation and electro-optical properties of microtubules in fluids, liquid crystals, and polymers, and on techniques for controlling the orientation and attachment of microtubules to surfaces.
Descriptors : *ELECTROOPTICS, *FLUIDS, *LIPIDS, *LIQUID CRYSTALS, *MICROSTRUCTURE, *NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *TUBULAR STRUCTURES, ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, DETECTORS, LABORATORIES, POLYMERS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, TRANSMITTANCE, VARIABLES, WINDOWS
Subject Categories : Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE