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

PDF Url : ADA190855

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
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE