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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

Single Beam Plasma Source

Executive SummaryPlasma-based ion sources are used in a variety of modern manufacturing processes, such as thin film deposition, etching, and surface engineering. Conventional linear ion sources have a race-track geometry that leads to a wide beam angle, limiting the ability to tune the ion-source interactions. Further advances in these processes require...
Published: 5/24/2019   |   Inventor(s): Qi Fan, Thomas Schuelke, Lars Haubold, Michael Petzold
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Devices, 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

Reactors for Activating Biochar

Executive SummaryConventional techniques for biochar activation are characterized by notable disadvantages, including limited yield, excessive temperature requirements, and lengthy treatment intervals. Using their expertise in plasma-based materials processing, MSU researchers have proposed a concept for substantially enhancing the efficiency of biochar...
Published: 8/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Qi Hua Fan, Martin Toomajian, Thomas Schuelke
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Manufacturing Equipment

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

Lens with Electronically Controlled Optical Properties

Executive SummaryThis MSU-developed device allows for electrical control of the optical properties in a liquid lens and other optic devices. Capable of altering light’s focal point, this technology lends itself into many applications such as displays, microscopes, telescopes, interferometers, and many more. Description of TechnologyBy controlling...
Published: 4/12/2018   |   Inventor(s): Gary Blanchard, Greg Swain, Romana Jarosova, Ke Ma
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Devices, Photonics