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An Internally Heated Shape Memory Polymer Dry Adhesive

 

Dr. Kim from the University of Illinois has developed a 2-part dry adhesive which has an electrically conductive layer and an adhesive layer. The electrically...

Silicone Microspheres by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis

 

Dr. Suslick from the University of Illinois has a method of facbricating silicone microspheres using ultrasonic spray pyrolysis, providing the first scalable...

Dewatering Ultrafine Particulate Slurries by Forward Osmosis

 

Dr. Rajagopalan from the University of Illinois has developed a method to dewater ultrafine particulate slurries and gelatinous slurries to produce dry mine...

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...

Power Processing for Optimizing Energy Production from Solar Cell or Panel Arrays

Conventional solar panel systems process energy from a collective group of solar panels, which lowers the efficiency of the system and prevents the system from operating...

A System and Method to Integrate Adsorption, Steady-State Electrothermal Desorption, and Subsequent Destruction of Air Pollutants

A preferred embodiment steady state tracking desorption system achieves steady tracking of either a fixed sorbate output set point, or a set point that changes over time....

Vapor Phase Removal and Recovery System (VaPRRS)

The University's Vapor Phase Removal and Recovery System (VaPRRS) is a patented long-lasting filter that effectively removes dilute volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and...

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