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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

A fluorescent sensor for Hg_+ detection

 

Sensors that can detect mercury with high sensitivity and selectivity are very useful in preventing mercury poisoning as well as understanding its distribution....

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