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Nano Vacuum Tube Arrays as Rechargeable Batteries

 

Methods and apparatus for storing information or energy. An array of nano vacuum tubes is evacuated to a pressure below 10.sup.-6 Torr, where each nano vacuum...

Corn Oil and Dextrose Process

 

Method and apparatus for processing corn into one or more corn products including dextrose. In a preferred process, corn is processed and treated with solvent(s)...

Dry-Grind Corn Milling

 

Methods and apparatus for processing corn into one or more corn products. Oil is extracted from corn or corn products or by-products with a solvent. The corn-...

Energy-Efficient Smart Window System

 

Energy-efficient windows incorporating spectrally selective optical elements capable of providing desirable optical characteristics (transmission, reflection,...

Visual Indication of Mechanical Damage Using Microcapsule Systems

 

A self-indicating material system may include a solid polymer matrix having a first color, a first plurality of capsules in the matrix, and a plurality of...

Dual-Electrode Field-injection Electrohydrodynamic Spraying System

 

An electrohydrodynamic spray apparatus includes a liquid inlet and a spray nozzle in fluid communication with the liquid inlet, where the spray nozzle has an...

Parallel Interleaved Inverters for Efficient DC-AC Power Conversion and Low Distortion Current Output

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new method to reduce the distortion in the output c urrent of multiple inverters used in DC to AC...

High Strength Carbon Nanofibers with Modulated Surfaces

 

Carbon fiber technology is predominantly focused on microfibers in the range of X to Yum. Such fibers have been optimized heavily over the past decades and are...

Microvascular Networks and Composite Materials Using Sacrificial Fibers

 

This technology is a biologically inspired 3D microvascular networks within composite materials provide damage management and active temperature regulation. 

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Advanced Technique for Processing Sacrificial Fibers

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new method for making sacrificial fibers. This method can be used to produce larger and more complex...

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