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Process for Plasma Functionalizing of Graphene

Immersion in DI Water. A = C4F8 treated, B = O2 treated, C is Raw graphene Executive Summary Graphene has remained an attractive material due to its excellent intrinsic mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. However, due to the chemically inert nature of the basal plane, significant engineering and/or chemical treatments of graphene are needed...
Published: 6/10/2024   |   Inventor(s): Tyler Johnson, Andre Lee, Qi Hua Fan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Manufacturing Equipment, Nanotechnology

Expanded Graphite Reinforced Shaped Polymer Composites

Executive Summary Polymeric composites are used in a myriad of applications including automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer markets. Balancing properties such as weight, cost, mechanical and electrical properties is key to developing a successful product. MSU researchers have developed an inexpensive method of preparing a shaped polymer composite...

Compatibilized Polymer / Expanded Graphite Materials

Executive Summary The addition of graphene nanoplatelets to polymers can simultaneously improve multiple physical properties when added to polymers. Unfortunately, graphene nanoplatelets do not interact well with some polymers, such as polyolefins, thus requiring excessive amounts to be added. MSU researchers have developed a new compatibilizer that...
Published: 6/16/2023   |   Inventor(s): Lawrence Drzal, Xian Jiang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology

Conductive Circuits by Microcontact Printing of Graphene Nanoplatelets

Executive Summary Photolithography is a standard method of forming electronic circuits in electronic devices. However, in some cases, this can be a expensive step in the fabrication process. MSU researchers have developed an inexpensive method of creating thin films with conductive surfaces using a combination of polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) coating...
Published: 6/16/2023   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Troy Hendricks, Jue Lu, Lawrence Drzal
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Electrical, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology

Polymers with High Barrier, Thermal and Electrical Conductivity

Executive Summary Conductive polymers are used in a variety of applications including packaging and electronics. MSU researchers have developed an inexpensive method of preparing conductive polymers containing graphene nanoplatelets produced by microwave methods from exfoliated graphite, that have excellent mechanical, barrier, thermal and electrical...
Published: 6/16/2023   |   Inventor(s): Lawrence Drzal, Hiroyuki Fukushima
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Packaging

Carbon Supported Metal Catalyst

Executive Summary Metal based catalysts are used in a myriad of applications in chemical processing, waste exhaust treatment and others. The metals themselves can be extremely expensive and thus optimizing their effectiveness while minimizing use is critical. MSU researchers have developed a new method for producing nanoparticles of noble and transition...
Published: 6/16/2023   |   Inventor(s): Lawrence Drzal, Inhwan Do, Hiroyuki Fukushima
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Nanotechnology

Machining Lubricant Containing Exfoliated Graphite

Executive Summary Machining processes in high production environment usually adopt flood cooling with water-based lubricants and various chemicals. In order to minimize the lubricant use and waste (which also eliminate centralized pumping stations), minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) techniques have been adopted, which generate mist of oil droplets....
Published: 6/16/2023   |   Inventor(s): Patrick Kwon, Lawrence Drzal
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Nanotechnology, Chemicals, Materials

Hybrid Gelatin Methacryloyl-Silver Bioactive Glass Bioink

­Executive Summary Three dimensional (3D) bioprinting is an emerging field that involves producing tissue structures with 3D printing techniques. Examples include bone tissue/fillers, synthetic skin, scaffolds for drug delivery and tissues for dental repair. Common 3D bioprinting methods include extrusion, stereolithography and microfluidics-based...
Published: 4/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Nureddin Shammakhi, Xanthippi Chatzistavrou
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical

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: 2/17/2023   |   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: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Baker, Erin Vogel, Milton Smith, Iii
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Pharmaceutical, Nanotechnology
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