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Thin Dielectric Coated Plasmonic Photoemitter

THIN DIELECTRIC COATED PLASMONIC PHOTOEMITTER VALUE PROPOSITIONThe Thin Dielectric Coated Plasmonic Photoemitter is a prescribed coating of a metal nano emitter with a dielectric material resulting in optical enchantments when pulsed by an ultra-fast laser. This new technology allows for an expansion in the electric laser field, by adding a thin dielectric...
Published: 6/30/2021   |   Inventor(s): Peng Zhang, Lin Wu, Xiao Xiong, Yang Zhou
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Devices, Nanotechnology

Degradable Unimolecular Nanoparticles

Executive Summary Biodegradable polymers are useful as drug delivery agents. MSU researchers have developed a poly(glycolide) based polymer that forms unimolecular micelles with diameters less than 50 nm. These nanoparticles contain functional groups which provide anchoring sites for drugs, contrast agents or other biological agents. Description of...
Published: 10/26/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Baker, Erin Vogel, Milton Smith, Iii
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Pharmaceutical, Nanotechnology

Tunable Luminescent Organic Salts for Enhanced Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy

Executive Summary:Theranostic nanomedicine, the medical application of nanobiotechnology, is an emerging area of cancer research. These nanosystems are capable of diagnosing, curing, or preventing diseases. One example of theranostic nanomedicine is photodynamic therapy which uses photosensitizing agents with light to kill cancer cells. However, a major...

Improved Hydrogel Technology for Tunable Energy Absorbance

Executive SummaryHydrogels have been known for decades to be capable of absorbing significant amounts of energy largely due to their unusual ability to hold substantial amounts of water. However, these gels often struggle in applications that require large amounts of deformation. MSU researchers have discovered a novel material additive to not only...
Published: 9/20/2018   |   Inventor(s): Weiyi Lu, Roozbeh Dargazany
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Defense, Materials, Nanotechnology

Novel Lubrication for MAF Processing

Executive SummaryManual labor remains one of the most expensive operating costs for machine shops. This MSU-developed technology seeks to improve the use of Magnetic Field-Assisted Finishing (MAF) to reduce the amount of hand finishing, particularly for mold cavities. Additionally, this technology seeks to improve the lifetime of abrasive particles,...
Published: 8/21/2018   |   Inventor(s): Patrick Kwon, Haseung Chung, Pil-Ho Lee
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Manufacturing Equipment, Materials, Mechanical, Nanotechnology

Tunneling Electrical Contacts

Executive SummaryThe demand for smaller and more efficient electronic devices has driven semiconductor innovation over the past decade. Researchers have studied the nano and sub-nano scale Metal-Semiconductor, Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor, and Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) junctions to develop high performance contacts for integrated circuit design....
Published: 6/28/2018   |   Inventor(s): Peng Zhang, Sneha Banerjee, John Luginsland
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Devices, Electrical, Nanotechnology

RF Detection of Analytes

Executive SummaryDue to public health concerns since the 1920’s, the U.S. dairy industry is federally required to be monitored and treated for bacterial contamination. Most municipalities mandate pasteurization to reduce the number of viable pathogens likely to cause disease. Pre- and post-pasteurized milk is often tested for contamination via...
Published: 6/4/2018   |   Inventor(s): Saranraj Karuppuswami, Leann Matta
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Nanotechnology, Test and Measurement, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environmental

Improved Corrosion Resistance in Aluminum Joints

Executive SummaryWhile aluminum and aluminum products are generally not subjects of corrosion due to environmental conditions, they are still subject to the effects of galvanic corrosion. By altering the nobility of aluminum, the effects of galvanic corrosion can be minimized and the durability of aluminum products may be enhanced. Description of TechnologyWith...
Published: 5/25/2017   |   Inventor(s): Andre Lee, Yuelin Wu, Yang Lu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Materials, Nanotechnology, Chemicals

Nanoparticle-DNA for Anti-Counterfeiting

Executive SummaryA 2008 report by the International Chamber of Commerce valued the counterfeit market at $650 billion and was expected to rise to $1.7 trillion in eight years. There is large safety concern with many counterfeit products, especially pharmaceuticals and toys manufactured with toxic agents. Researchers at Michigan State University have...
Published: 12/12/2016   |   Inventor(s): Evangelyn Alocilja
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Nanotechnology

AFM Control System for Video Rate Imaging and Manipulation

Executive SummaryAtomic force microscopes (AFM), are a very high-resolution type of scanning probe microscope. Imaging speeds, however, are limited by the inertia and resonances of the scanning systems and of the AFM cantilever. It is desirable to increase the scan speed of applications without the need to make physical changes to the dynamics of the...
Published: 6/17/2016   |   Inventor(s): Ning Xi, Bo Song, Jianguo Zhao, Wai Chiu King Lai
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Analytical Instruments, Control Systems, Devices, Nanotechnology
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