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Redox-active Interface for Flow Batteries
Electricity currently comprises half of the energy that is generated and supplied globally, but energy consumption is steadily on the rise as populations burgeon and industrialize. Global industrial applications primarily use fossil fuels, which produce 86% of the world’s total electricity. However, high carbon emissions are causing a global...
Published: 5/14/2024   |   Inventor(s): Mark Roberts, Robert Emmett, Stephen Creager
Keywords(s): Batteries, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Carbon Nanotube Composite for Use in Conductive MEMS Devices (2016-031)
This composite, made of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), provides a safer substitute for silicon in microelectromechanical system (MEMS) devices. The global MEMS market was $11.9 billion in 2015, and is expected to grow to $18 billion by 2020 due to increased interest in wearable technology and the automotive industry....
Published: 1/24/2020   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Kitchens, Byron Villacorta, Mingzhe Jiang
Keywords(s): Analytical/Diagnostics/Instru./Sensors-Medical/Biological, Analytical/Instrumentation/Sensors-Non-Medical/NonBiological, Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Polymer-Nanocarbon Composites for Energy Storage Applications
This composite material decreases energy storage costs compared to current commercially available technologies. The ability to store intermittent energy from sources such as wind and solar power is a major limitation for the commercial deployment of renewable energies in the consumer market. Currently used materials are not suitable for large-format...
Published: 1/5/2024   |   Inventor(s): Mark Roberts, Apparao Rao, Ramakrishna Podila, Robert Emmett
Keywords(s): Batteries, Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Energy - Green Technology, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Nanofibers for Probing Hazardous Liquids (2012-024)
These porous nanofibers are designed to collect extremely small volumes of liquid for analysis, featuring materials that control liquid uptake by a butterfly-type proboscis. The global nanofibers market had an estimated worth of $390.6 million, and is expected to grow at over a 25% CAGR between 2016 and 2024 due to the ever-expanding application space....
Published: 1/11/2024   |   Inventor(s): Konstantin Kornev, Chen-Chih Tsai, David Lukas, Petr Mikes
Keywords(s): Analytical/Diagnostics/Instru./Sensors-Medical/Biological, Analytical/Instrumentation/Sensors-Non-Medical/NonBiological, Nanotechnology, Textiles/Fibers - Non-Optical/Medical/Other
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Ultrahydrophobic Self-cleaning Materials & Surfaces
Many materials – fibers, metals, synthetics and textiles – can have improved performance with the ability to repel water and contaminants. This technology provides a process for the modification of material exteriors by the addition of nano-sized or micro-sized particles to create the “lotus effect” – a surface that inhibits...
Published: 1/5/2024   |   Inventor(s): Igor Luzinov, Philip Brown, Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer, Viktor Klep, Bogdan Zdyrko
Keywords(s): Automotive, Biomaterials - Other, Coatings, Nanotechnology, Textiles/Fibers - Non-Optical/Medical/Other
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Polymer Colloid Based, Color Tailorable Organic Light-Emitting Diode
These polymer organic colloid-based light-emitting diodes can be manufactured with different types of electroluminescent dyes, creating diodes that can emit a single color or the full spectrum for white light. In 2016, the global light-emitting diode market was worth $28.89 billion. This market is expected continue grow quickly due to decreasing cost...
Published: 9/16/2020   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Huebner, David Evanoff, Stephen Foulger, Joseph Carroll
Keywords(s): Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Optical Fibers/Materials/Other
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Conducting Polymer Inks
Metal-based nanoparticles and carbon black particles have been used previously as the conducting phase in inks for the printing market due to their high conductivity. Polymeric conductive materials can alleviate the high-cost burden of metals but have had significant problems with solubility and some resulting in lower than desirable conductivities....
Published: 1/5/2024   |   Inventor(s): Moongyu Han, Jay Sperry, Samuel Ingram, Stephen Foulger
Keywords(s): Electronics Parts/Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Optical Fibers/Materials/Other, Packaging Materials
Category(s): Advanced Materials
High-frequency Structures for Nanoelectronics and Molecular Electronics Characterizations
The technology allows users to obtain electrical measurements of small devices and minute amounts of materials. These devices could include magnetoelectronic/spintronic devices and high-impedance devices, for instance a metallic single-walled carbon-nanotube (mSWNT), a SWNT transistor, a minimum-size deep-submicron metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) field-effect-transistor...
Published: 1/5/2024   |   Inventor(s): Pingshan Wang, Chunrong Song
Keywords(s): Analytical/Diagnostics/Instru./Sensors-Medical/Biological, Medical Device, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
Dielectric Spectrometers with Planar Nanofluidic Channels
This technology features an improved method for fabricating nanofluidic channels on a silicon substrate. This method is used to develop nanofluidic channels having a height of about 1nm to 10nm. Additionally, a method for dielectric spectroscopy measurements using the above nanofluidic channels has been developed. Applications: • Sensing,...
Published: 1/5/2024   |   Inventor(s): Pingshan Wang, Chunrong Song
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
Category(s): Advanced Materials
Deposition of Nanocrystalline Calcite on Metal Alloys by a Cellular Biomineralization Means and process for Preparing Same
These technologies feature a method for deposition of nano-crystalline calcite plates by specialized epithelial tissue or cells onto metallic surfaces, such as stainless steel or other alloys. This is the first demonstration of a novel crystalline material that is produced by animal tissues which can be produced in a highly controlled process. This...
Published: 1/30/2024   |   Inventor(s): Andrew Mount, Neeraj Gohad, Douglas Hansen, Karolyn Hansen, MaryBeth Johnstone
Keywords(s): Molecular Therapies, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering
Category(s): Biomedical Sciences
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