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Molybdenum-Based Coating for Aerospace Applications
Background Chromate conversion coatings (CCC) are applied to the surface of aluminum alloys to prevent corrosion; however, chromate is a known carcinogen. The United States and Europe have even banned the currently used CCCs, but the ban has been suspended for aerospace and defense industries since no replacement has been found; thus, the development...
Published: 6/24/2021   |   Inventor(s): Dev Chidambaram, David Rodriguez
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
Functionalized Titania Nanotube-Based Sensors For Detection Of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
Background Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are the ammunition of choice for terrorism in different parts of the world including the United States. Among these explosives, peroxide-based explosives such as triacetone triperoxide (TATP) are the most potent and dangerous. TATP has a very high vapor pressure and it is very susceptible to heat, friction,...
Published: 6/24/2021   |   Inventor(s): Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian, Manoranjan Misra
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
Catalytic Approach to Decontaminate Surfaces from COVID19 and its Surrogate Viral Particles
Background The novel SARS-CoV-2, also known as human coronavirus 2019 (hCoV-19), is the causative agent of the pneumonia-like coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of May 2021, SARS-CoV-2 had infected more than 160 million people globally, including over 32.5 million people in the United States. Dissemination of the virus can occur via multiple modes,...
Published: 6/24/2021   |   Inventor(s): Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian, Subhash Verma
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
Selective Carbon Dioxide Reduction Electrocatalysts using Polymer Membranes
Background The accelerated increase of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere due to anthropogenic activities is causing a host of economic and environmental issues such as coastal flooding, increased catastrophic weather events, shifting agricultural productivities, and decreased biodiversity. To combat rising global CO2 levels in a world with an economy...
Published: 6/24/2021   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Barile, Hanqing Pan
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials, Technology Classifications > Energy & Environment
Electrolytes for the Reversible Electrodeposition of Nonnoble Metals on Transparent Electrodes
Background A window that can control light and heat flow insides and outsides of a building upon user demands is referred to as a dynamic window. A dynamic window can play a vital role for next-generation zero net energy buildings and the electrification of automobiles by reducing lighting, heating, and cooling demands. Dynamic windows could also be...
Published: 5/12/2021   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Barile, Shakirul Islam, Desmond Madu
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
Two-Dimensional Membrane and Polymers
The King Research Group, led by Benjamin King, at the University of Nevada, Reno Chemistry Department is interested in the chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS), liquid crystals, and advanced polymers. The group takes a physical organic approach involving methods from synthetic, mechanistic, computation, theoretical, polymer, and organometallic...
Published: 3/19/2021   |   Inventor(s): Benjamin King, A. Dieter Schluter, Junji Sakamoto
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
Methods for Fast and Reversible Dry Adhesion Tuning Between Composite Structures and Substrate Fields
Background: How do geckoes and even Spiderman climb up walls? They use a process call dry adhesion. This process is not only useful for climbing walls but also has potential applications in robotics such as pick-and-release robotic manipulators and climbing robots. Further, it is also useful in manufacturing for transfer printing, as well as temporary...
Published: 5/12/2020   |   Inventor(s): Wanliang Shan, Kevin Turner
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Robotics, Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
Method and Apparatus for Cooling Devices Using Phase Change Materials
Background Small form factor devices such as smartphones and tablets may be thermally constrained by external skin temperature ergonomic limits and by internal component junction temperatures. The combined effect of making the device thinner and increasing performance exasperates the thermal problem, such that the external skin temperature is a primary...
Published: 5/12/2020   |   Inventor(s): Dhanesh Chandra, Daryl Nelson, Muralidhar Tirumala, Anupam Kumar, Anjali Talekar
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
Nitrile hydration catalyzed by recyclable ruthenium complexes
BackgroundAmides are versatile and important synthetic intermediates used in the production of a variety of plastics, detergents, lubricants, and polymers. Traditional methods of hydrating nitriles to amides involve the use of strong bases or acids, enzymes, or heterogenous catalysts, but these traditional methods suffer from various drawbacks. Strong...
Published: 5/12/2020   |   Inventor(s): Brian Frost, Wei-Chih Lee
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
Reversible Luminescent Vapochromic Sensors Through Modulation of Metal-Metal Interactions
Background:Vapochromic materials suitable for sensing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by the alteration of auro- and metallophilic attractions have attracted considerable attention. The mechanism associated with the vapochromic response typically involves reversible rearrangements catalyzed by solvent vapor or interstitial solvation of transition...
Published: 5/12/2020   |   Inventor(s): Vincent Catalano, Christoph Strasser
Keywords(s): Chemicals & Materials
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Chemicals & Materials
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