Accession Number:

AD0730901

Title:

Electrically Induced Orientation of Polypeptides in Solution.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 70-Mar 71,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The objectives of the work were to substantiate the existence of electrically induced molecular orientation in concentrated polypeptide solutions under constant fields and to perform a comprehensive investigation of the structures of these solutions and the mechanisms of orientation. The investigation was performed with X-ray diffraction, low angle light scattering, optical transmission, optical microscopy, and electron microscopy techniques. Results indicate that the solution is formed of micron size rodlike aggregates of polypeptide molecules. Under a constant electric field, the rods and the molecules of which they are formed orient along the field. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE