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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...

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...

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....

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...

Transpiration Cooling for Structural Polymer Materials

 

Researchers from the Beckman institute at the University of Illinois are developing a system for cooling structural materials inspired on nature's transpiration....

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...

Stable Pyrochlore Electrocatalysts and Nanomaterial Formed Therefrom for Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Acidic Media

 

Dr. Yang from the University of Illinois has developed several stable pyrochlore based electrocatalysts that are efficient OER catalysts in acidic media, resistant...

Self-Assessing Mechanochromic Materials

 

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

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