Accession Number : ADD014671

Title :   Metal Clad Lipid Microstructures.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 16 Jun 87, patented 27 Mar 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schnur, Joel M ; Yager, Paul ; Schoen, Paul E ; Calvert, Jeffrey M ; Georger, Jacque H

Report Date : 27 Mar 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Tabular, spheroidal, and helical lipid microstructures are individually clad with a metal coat deposited on the microstructures by an electroless plating bath. In metal cladding the microstructures, the surfaces of the lipid microstructures are sensitized by adsorption thereon of a catalytic precursor which enables metal from the electroless plating bath to deposit upon and adhere to the sensitized surface. The metal plate is electrically conductive and may also be magnetic. A composite material is produced by embedding the metal clad microstructures in a matrix of a polymer such as an epoxy or a polyurethane. Keywords: Patents. (js)

Descriptors :   *METAL PLATES, *MICROSTRUCTURE, ADSORPTION, BATHS, CATALYSIS, CLADDING, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, DEPOSITION, ELECTROLESS PLATING, EMBEDDING, HELIXES, LIPIDS, METALS, PATENTS, POLYURETHANE RESINS, PRECURSORS, SENSITIZING, SURFACES

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE