Materials

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Self-Assessing Mechanochromic Materials

 

Polymer materials are ubiquitous in everyday life and are used in various applications (medical, automobile, electronics, structural, etc.). These materials...

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 tube...

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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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...

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 now...

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...

Environmentally Stable Core-Shell Microcapsules With Polymeric Protective Coatings

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a method of protecting microcapsules from harsh environments. This added barrier will enable microcapsules...

High Temperature Resistant material for Refractory or Castable Applications

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a material with excellent thermal shock resistance. The material is easily castable and does not require...

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...

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