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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...

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...

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...

A DNA-Cleaving DNAzyme-Based Fluorescent Sensor for Cu_+ Detection

 

Copper is a widely used metal that can leak into the environment through various routes. In low concentrations, copper is an essential nutrient; however, exposure...

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....

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...

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,...

Efficient and Inexpensive Production of Hydrogen from Tap Water

 

Professor Gary Eden from the University of Illinois has found a remarkable way of generating hydrogen from tap water efficiently and inexpensively, using an array...

Dry-Grind Corn Milling

 

Methods and apparatus for processing corn into one or more corn products. Oil is extracted from corn or corn products or by-products with a solvent. The corn-...

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