Accession Number:

ADD019611

Title:

Production of Hollow Metal Microcylinders from Lipids

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 30 Nov 99

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This invention pertains to hollow metal microcylinders produced from diacetylenic lipids by self-assembly and to process for making same. Process for making metallic microcylinders from pre-treated diacetylenic lipid tubules which includes placing the tubules into an electroless plating bath containing a metal plating reagent, depositing by electroless plating on the surfaces of the tubules enough of a metal to make, the tubules electrically conducting, separating the tubules from the plating bath, treating the tubules to remove the lipid and form the metal microcylinders, washing and driving the microcylinders to produce the metal microcylinders having aspect radio of about 12, weight average length of about 20 microns, weight average outside diameter of about 1.5 microns, and weight average wall thickness of about a quarter of one micron

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Radar Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE