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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

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: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Gary Blanchard, Greg Swain, Romana Jarosova, Ke Ma
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Devices, Photonics

Materials with Optically-Addressable Compression Memory

IntroductionThere is a need for recording compressive incidents in areas such as head injuries, or packaging. Concussion prevention and increased head protection for athletes has become a focus in all levels of sport. Football is one sport in particular that has recently come under fire for the many head injuries sustained by athletes, and their possible...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Marcos Dantus, Gary Blanchard
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials