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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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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...

Thermal Swing Adsorption Based on Electrical Properties of the Adsorbent

 

A method for indirectly monitoring and controlling an electrically resistive adsorption system. Adsorption of a predetermined adsorbate is conducted while...

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...

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...

Flame Retardant Microcapsules for Batteries

 

University of Illinois researchers have developed a method of placing flame retardant into lithium-ion batteries without impacting battery performance. This...

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...

Polymers for Non-Aqueous Flow Batteries

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have synthesized new redox active polymers for use in non-aqueous flow batteries When combined with a size exclusion...

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...

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