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Low-Cost Method for Determining the Surface Free Energy of Micro-particles and Nanoparticles
Low-Cost Method for Determining the Surface Free Energy of Micro-particles and NanoparticlesCase ID:19/0027BackgroundSurface free energy (SFE) of micro- and nanoparticles plays a crucial role in determining the hydrophobicity and wettability of the particles. To date, however, there are no easy-to-use methods for determining the SFE of particles.Te...
Published: 5/21/2019   |   Inventor(s): Yi Zuo
Category(s): Materials Science, Engineering, Physics
3-Dimensionally Reinforced Nanocomposites
BackgroundThe main advantage of composites and nanocomposites, in addition to their high specific strength and stiffness, is their ability to be tailored towards a specific loading condition, i.e., placing the load carrying fibers (or, e.g., Carbon Nanotubes, CNTs) where the loads and stresses are. Traditional composites designed for in-plane loading ...
Published: 12/21/2018   |   Inventor(s): Mehrdad Nejhad, Vinod Veedu, Anyuan Cao, Pulickel Ajayan
Category(s): Engineering, Materials Science
Novel Magnesium Boride Materials for Hydrogen Storage
Hydrogen storage is one of the great challenges limiting the commercialization of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology for automobile and unmanned vehicles. Full commercialization is dependent upon the development of compact and cost competitive hydrogen storage technologies with longer drive range and capability of meeting pract...
Published: 10/5/2017   |   Inventor(s): Godwin Severa, Craig Jensen
Category(s): Engineering, Materials Science, Energy, Chemistry
Smart Actuator for Medical Device Locating and Positioning
The invention involves the use of advanced materials and actuators to assist in the positioning of medical devices inserted using transcatheter approaches. The actuator device utilizes shape memory components that are able to achieve movements in multiple directions and resume their original shape in response to selective actuation. Attachment of t...
Published: 9/25/2017   |   Inventor(s): Bardia Konh
Category(s): Devices, Engineering, Healthcare, Materials Science
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