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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, Ezhiyl Rangasamy, Travis Thompson, Daniel Lynam
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials

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): Jeffrey Sakamoto, Ryan Maloney, Travis Thompson
Keywords(s): Aerogel, Insulation, Sol-gel, Thermal Conductivity Category(s): Chemicals, Materials