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Brightness Equalized Quantum Dots

 

Dr. Smith from the University of Illinois has developed a series of colloidal quantum dots that have precisely matched brightness among different colors. The...

Low self-discharge nano-capacitors

 

Dr. Hubler has developed a novel design of nano-capacitors that employs Coulomb Blockade to suppress self-discharge and increases dielectric strength. Based on Dr...

Smart Polyurea Systems

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a powerful new platform of polyureas that enable systems that are hydrolyzable, self-healing,...

Scaffold-Free Three Dimensional Battery Electrode

 

Dr. Paul Braun from the University of Illinois has developed a new battery cathode without a scaffold. The new structure relies on the active metal oxide material...

Simple, catalytic DNA biosensors for effective detection of heavy metals & other diverse analytes based on color changes

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technology capable of effectively detecting and quantifying metal ions in a...

Simple, Catalytic DNA Biosensors For Effective Detection of Heavy Metals and Other Diverse Analytes Based on Color Changes

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technology capable of effectively detecting and quantifying metal ions in a...

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...

Poly(dimethylsiloxane)-based Microfluidic Devices: Sensors and Fuel Cells

 

A microfluidic electrochemical reactor includes an electrode and one or more microfluidic channels on the electrode, where the microfluidic channels are covered...

High-Temperature Catalytic Fuel Reformation Structure

 

This micro-scale hydrogen reforming structure achieves the isolation of pure hydrogen gas from mainstream hydrocarbon fuel sources such as gasoline, diesel fuel or...

Alkaline Chemistries in Microfluidic Fuel Cells

 

This fuel cell is an invention of miniature proportions. University of Illinois researchers have developed the ability to integrate alkaline and mixed-media...

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