Accession Number:

ADA415591

Title:

Elastin Bioelastomers for Microactuation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1999-31 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DEPT OF BIOMEDICALENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Stimuli-responsive elastin-like polypeptides ELPs with controlled polymer architectures were synthesized by recombinant DNA techniques, and the structure-property relationships and force transduction in crosslinked gels of these biopolymers were investigated as a function of their phase transition behavior. These studies provide design rules for the rational fabrication of ELP-based microactuators that function in aqueous environment to meet ONR objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE