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Slurry Formulation for the Formation of Layers for Solid State Batteries

Executive SummaryElectric vehicles increase the interest in breakthrough energy-storage technology. One approach is to develop solid-state battery (SSB). A primary challenge in SBBs is the development of new manufacturing techniques for ceramic layers, and the assembly of these layers into new cell architectures. This invention presents a novel slurry...
Published: 9/24/2018   |   Inventor(s): Isabel Boona, Jeffrey Sakamoto, Travis Thompson
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Energy, Materials

Hydrogel Based Synthesis of Complex Ceramics

Executive SummaryCeramics are being widely used in a growing number of applications, such as thermoelectric devices, batteries, and nuclear reactors. However, the same desirable properties of ceramics (high melting point, high strength, chemically inert) make it highly difficult to produce ceramics with consistent material properties. Our technology...
Published: 11/8/2017   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Sakamoto, Ezhiylmurugan Rangasamy, Travis Thompson, Daniel Lynam
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials

Synthesis and Processing of Cubic LiLaZrO for Use in Lithium Ion Batteries and Fuel Cells

IntroductionLithium ion batteries are used in a wide variety of consumer goods such as cell phones, mp3 players, and digital cameras. These products are becoming increasingly smaller, requiring a smaller battery. Although lithium-based batteries provide superior energy densities over other battery types, lithium is high reactive with water. To safeguard...

Ambiently Dried Aerogel for Thermal Insulation in High-Temperature Applications

IntroductionInnovators at Michigan State University (MSU) have developed a novel porous silica-based aerogel material and the process for its fabrication. In contrast to the supercritically dried aerogel, a related material, the MSU approach uses gel and liquid extraction. Evaporation of the precursor solvent is performed at room temperature and pressure,...
Published: 9/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Jeff Sakamoto, Ryan Maloney, Travis Thompson
Keywords(s): Aerogel, Insulation, Sol-gel, Thermal Conductivity Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

Hydrogel Microparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery

IntroductionDrug delivery is the process of administering a pharmaceutical compound to achieve a therapeutic effect. Drug delivery technologies can modify drug release profile, absorption, distribution, and elimination for the benefit of the patient. A current area of drug delivery research relates to targeted delivery models in which drugs are delivered...
Published: 9/21/2011   |   Inventor(s): Jeff Sakamoto, Daniel Lynam, Robert Sanders, Christina Chan, Bridget Bednark
Keywords(s): Drug Delivery, Hydrogel, Implant, Microneedles Category(s): Medical, Pharmaceutical