1 May 1992 Smart materials research in the USAF Wright Laboratory
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New research has been initiated in the area of smart filters and opto- electronic materials, with an approach that is both evolutionary and revolutionary.Model molecular systems with controllable two-dimensional order are examined,such as siloxane-based liquid crystals, and their significance as a flexiblebackbone for the derivation of non-linear optical chromophores discussed.Advancements sought are through polypeptide-bound chromophores with hithertounrealizable properties, where the photomodulation of the helix-to-coilequilibrium of spiropyran-containing poly(L-glutamate) serves as a model system.The objective is to achieve an ordered three-dimensional network of nonlinear- optical chromophore-substituted polymer chains with controlled optical properties-- the so-called smart filter.s
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Tony G. Gerardi, Tony G. Gerardi, } "Smart materials research in the USAF Wright Laboratory", Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 177705 (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298028; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298028
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