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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: 3/30/2023   |   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

Tunable Degradation of Fibers

­ Executive Summary Degradation of polymeric materials is an important process in recycling, composting and rendering them innocuous to the environment. Controlling the rate by which the materials degrade remains challenging and impacted by the nature of the materials and their use in applications where combinations of materials exist to fulfil...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): John Dorgan, Bin Tan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Environment, Packaging

Polylactide Lignin Blends

Executive Summary Increasingly, bio-sourced and biodegradable materials are being sought to replace petroleum or gas based polymers. Polylactic acid (PLA) is a well known biodegradable polymer that is used in a range of applications from biomedical devices to packaging materials. However, PLA by itself suffers from some deficiencies in mechanical properties....
Published: 5/22/2023   |   Inventor(s): John Dorgan, Michael Eyser, Clayton Perbix
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Packaging

Treatment Process for Reduced Corrosion in CFRP/Metal Hybrids

­ Executive Summary Carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites (CFRPs) are often mechanically fastened to metals such as aluminum alloys in lightweight aircraft applications. Since both materials are electrically conductive, galvanic corrosion of the less noble metal can occur, leading to degradation over time. MSU researchers have developed...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Greg Swain, Isuri Dammulla
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Defense, Transportation

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: 8/20/2022   |   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: 4/7/2023   |   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: 4/7/2023   |   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: 2/17/2023   |   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: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Weiyi Lu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Defense, Subassemblies and Components
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