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High-density Plasma for Material Processing

Executive SummaryRF plasma discharges are widely used for materials processing in semiconductor industry and coatings applications. The efficiency of interactions between plasma and materials depends on the plasma density. Conventional RF discharges tend to lose high-energy electrons to the electrodes leading to lower plasma densities and unfavorable...
Published: 8/5/2019   |   Inventor(s): Qi Fan, Thomas Schuelke, Michael Becker, Bocong Zheng
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Materials, Manufacturing Equipment

Pre-Treatment Method for Metals Determination in Aqueous Samples

Executive SummaryPractical detection of heavy metals in aqueous samples is a challenge for many testing and monitoring stations around the world. Heavy metal poisoning is the cause of thousands of deaths and disabilities. Specifically, metals including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury have a direct impact on global health and are listed as four of...
Published: 12/10/2018   |   Inventor(s): Cory Rusinek, Michael Becker, Thomas Schuelke, Mary Ensch
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Biotechnology, Test and Measurement

System for Coating Inner Diameter Surface

Executive SummaryDiamond-like coatings offer a coating solution rivaled by few technologies available today. Capable of improving the durability and extending the lifetime of many metallic products, these coatings are typically applied in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) chambers. PVD processing is a line-of-sight process, meaning the distance between...
Published: 9/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Schuelke, Michael Becker, Lars Haubold, Qi Hua Fan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Manufacturing Equipment, Devices, Materials

Implantable Neural Microelectrodes and Fabrication Method

Executive SummaryMicroelectrodes have become vital in the current-day attempt to map and understand the human brain, as well as delivering unique therapeutic solutions. These microelectrodes are able to work as biosensors, picking up changes in potential and electrophysiology. In particular, extracellular sensors can record data on neurotransmitter...
Published: 6/4/2018   |   Inventor(s): Wen Li, Yue Guo, Thomas Schuelke, Michael Becker, Robert Rechenberg, Cory Rusinek
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Devices

Flexible Hybrid Diamond Biosensor

Executive SummaryA unique fabrication method creates a new flexible and implantable thin film sensor for the biochemical, medical and neural engineering fields. This diamond-polymer hybrid demonstrates improved biocompatibility, durability and chemical sensing capabilities. Description of TechnologyThe rigidness and attachment incompatibilities of...
Published: 10/9/2017   |   Inventor(s): Wen Li, Bin Fan, Michael Becker, Robert Rechenberg
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Devices