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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...

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...

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...

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...

Novel Method for the Production of Nylon

University of Illinois researchers have identified a new process for the production of nylon. Nylon is one of the most commonly used polymers, however the common...

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...

High Efficiency Photocatalytic Systems

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a high efficiency photocatalytic system using novel oxide materials that allow absorption of a broader...

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