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Photodynamic protein incorporated in conducting polymer and sol-gel matrices: toward smart materials for information storage and processing
Author(s): Zhongping Chen; Kethinni G. Chittibabu; Kenneth A. Marx; Jayant Kumar; Sukant K. Tripathy; Lynne A. Samuelson; Joseph A. Akkara; David L. Kaplan
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Paper Abstract

We report our development of biomaterials for information processing and signal transduction by incorporation of photodynamic proteins into conducting polymer and sol-gel matrices. Our aim is to develop biomaterials with high optical quality, good thermal and mechanical stability, and superior opto-electronic characteristics for applications in biosensor, signal transduction, and information processing. A novel three-dimensional optical memory system based on a light transducing protein, bacteriorhodopsin, is designed and demonstrated.

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Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2189, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Materials, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174047
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Zhongping Chen, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Kethinni G. Chittibabu, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Kenneth A. Marx, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Jayant Kumar, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Sukant K. Tripathy, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Lynne A. Samuelson, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering (United States)
Joseph A. Akkara, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering (United States)
David L. Kaplan, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development & Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2189:
Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Materials
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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