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Brazing Technology for Aluminum Containing Stainless Steel Providing High Electrical Conductivity Joints

­ Executive Summary Oxidation resistive ferritic stainless steels are used in applications such as solid oxide fuel cells where corrosion resistance is needed under extreme environmental conditions. These materials are commonly bonded to other metals or ceramics by methods including brazing where the braze joints need to withstand high temperature...
Published: 5/5/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jason Nicholas, Genzhi Hu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Energy

Cost Efficient Process Generates a Stronger Titanium Alloy

Executive Summary Conventional Ti alloys are expensive and complex to develop, but remain coveted by the aerospace and nuclear power industries for their elevated heat properties and low density. MSU researchers have developed a new method for creating a durable, low-cost titanium alloy which is a lightweight alternative for nickel and cobalt alloys. Description...
Published: 4/11/2022   |   Inventor(s): Carl Boehlert, Vahid Khademi
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals

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: 11/9/2021   |   Inventor(s): Nureddin Shammakhi, Xanthippi Chatzistavrou
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical

Novel Chain Extenders for Recycling Polyesters

­Executive Summary Polyesters comprise a significant portion of plastics entering landfills. One issue that limits their recycling is natural degradation during melt processing which lowers their molecular weight and melt viscosity. Reactive chain extenders are often used to build back the molecular weight of the polyester, however, their use can...
Published: 10/18/2021   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Environment, Packaging

Recoverable Liquid Nanofoam Energy Absorbers

‚ÄčExecutive Summary Energy absorption and dissipation systems such as shock absorbers, springs, foams and padding are used in a wide variety of applications where protection is required. In the protective equipment segment, users continue to search for new technologies to increase impact resistance with reduced weight. Sports and military helmets in...
Published: 10/18/2021   |   Inventor(s): Weiyi Lu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Defense, Subassemblies and Components

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: 6/30/2021   |   Inventor(s): Peng Zhang, Lin Wu, Xiao Xiong, Yang Zhou
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Devices, Nanotechnology

Tunable Luminescent Organic Salts for Enhanced Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy

Executive Summary:Theranostic nanomedicine, the medical application of nanobiotechnology, is an emerging area of cancer research. These nanosystems are capable of diagnosing, curing, or preventing diseases. One example of theranostic nanomedicine is photodynamic therapy which uses photosensitizing agents with light to kill cancer cells. However, a major...

Novel, Multi-Impact, Energy Diverting, Energy Absorbing, Repairable Helmets

Executive SummaryThis technology addresses brain injuries while wearing a helmet. A novel technique adds an outer layer to helmet shells to absorb multiple impacts and divert energy away for the skull to reduce concussions. The innovation can also reduce projectile penetration in a way that is repairable and re-healable for low or multiple low-velocity...
Published: 6/20/2019   |   Inventor(s): Mahmoodul Haq, Lawrence Drzal
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Defense, Transportation

Stabilization and Upgrading of Bio-Oil Using Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation

Executive SummaryPyrolyzing biomass into bio-oil is one option to convert biomass into a useable, easily transported form with minimal inputs. However, pyrolysis-derived bio-oil contains hundreds of reactive organic compounds that are corrosive to container materials and prone to polymerization. Therefore, it is necessary to be able to rapidly convert...
Published: 5/28/2019   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Saffron, Dennis Miller, James Jackson, Zhenglong Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Biotechnology

Repulpable Omniphobic Paper Packaging Solution

Executive SummaryTraditional grease- and water-resistant paper packaging solutions have significant environmental concerns. Water-resistant products using low-density polyethylene (LDPE) liners are not repulpable, increasing municipal waste footprint. Oil-resistance is often achieved using toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which have been associated...
Published: 1/16/2019   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Zhao Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Environmental, Packaging
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