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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...

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...

String Protection for Photovoltaic Cells

Hot-spotting is a common problem in solar panel configurations that can potentially damage photovoltaic cells by forcing the conduction of reverse current in shaded or...

Dual-Electrode Field-injection Electrohydrodynamic Spraying System

 

An electrohydrodynamic spray apparatus includes a liquid inlet and a spray nozzle in fluid communication with the liquid inlet, where the spray nozzle has an...

Poly(dimethylsiloxane)-based Microfluidic Devices: Sensors and Fuel Cells

 

A microfluidic electrochemical reactor includes an electrode and one or more microfluidic channels on the electrode, where the microfluidic channels are covered...

Method for Growing a Polarization Free GaN-Based Laser Diode

Prof. Bayram from the University of IL has developed a method of depositing (growing) GaN on silicon substrates with complete surface coverage of cubic phase GaN. 
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Lunch Box Size Portable Gas Chromatograph Portfolio 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking partners to further develop this suite of small gas chromatographs. This portfolio of eight patented technologies...

MacEtch Method Using CMOS Compatible catalyst TiN

 

 

Dr. Xiuling Li from the University of IL has developed a new MacEtch method using TiN as the metal catalyst. Compared with conventional MacEtch catalysts,...

Polarization Dependent Damage-Free Laser-Assisted Plasma Etching

Drs. David Ruzic and Jason Peck from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new plasma etching process assisted by a polarized pulsed laser. This...

Large-Area Coating of Highly-Aligned Conjugated Polymer Thin Films

Dr. Diao from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a method for generating highly-aligned thin films using...

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