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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

Biodegradable Hyperbranched Polymer

Executive Summary Hyperbranched polymers are attractive due to unique structures, low viscosity, good solubility and a large number of functional end groups. However, because they are non linear polymers, they can be difficult to synthesize to high conversion without gelling. MSU and CMU researchers have developed a new hyperbranched polymer that is...
Published: 4/30/2024   |   Inventor(s): Patrick Smith, Bobby Howell, Tracy (Cuiwei) Zhang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical

Stretchable Bioelectronic Interface for Biopotential Recording

Executive Summary Flexible electronics are materials that are often soft and bendable which allow them to conform to various surfaces. One application for these is in the biomedical field where flexible electrodes are used to measure electrical signals such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), electroencephalogram (EEG), or electromyography (EMG). However,...
Published: 11/15/2023   |   Inventor(s): Jinxing Li, Vittorio Mottini
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Medical, Devices, Advanced Materials

High Performance Reversible Adhesive System

Executive Summary In many applications, the ability to debond adhered substrates is advantageous as this can significantly reduce removal time and costs. However, to date, reversible adhesive systems with the proper balance of performance under a variety of environmental conditions and debonding time have not been developed. MSU researchers have recently...
Published: 9/29/2023   |   Inventor(s): Erik Stitt, Mahmoodul Haq, Lawrence Drzal
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Manufacturing Equipment

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

Liquid Piezoelectric Device

Executive Summary The piezoelectric effect is the ability of certain materials to generate an electric charge in response to mechanical stress. Typically these effects are seen in certain solid materials such as crystals, ceramics, semiconductors and polymers. Devices that take advantage of the piezoelectric effect are used in a range of applications...
Published: 4/24/2024   |   Inventor(s): Gary Blanchard, Md Hossain
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Control Systems, Devices

Translucent Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)

Executive Summary Thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO) are used in a variety of applications such as automotive bumpers and fascia where good impact and chemical resistance are needed.. MSU researchers have recently developed a new technology for producing translucent TPO materials. The materials are compounded by conventional extrusion and then molded...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Krishnamurthy Jayaraman, Xing Lu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Transportation
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