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Atomic Layer Deposition of Transition Metal Thin Films
Wayne State University researchers have circumvented precursor reactivity problems by developing a three-step deposition scheme that entails a transition metal precursor, an organic acid, and a reducing agent. This novel process can produce high purity, low resistivity copper films at 100 °C, which is a significant breakthrough in transition metal ...
Published: 11/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Charles Winter, Thomas Knisley, Thiloka Ariyasena
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Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Thin films, Chemical Processing/Synthesis, Industrial & Manufacturing
Compositions, Process, and Method for Producing Hybrid Green Cements and Their Concrete Products
A Wayne State University researcher has developed a novel method to make sustainable Hybrid Green Cements (HGC) from low cost minerals and waste minerals such as coal, ash, bio-mass ash, or mine tailings. Key issues that the researcher has identified include optimal ranges of hybrid mix compositions, processing, and curing conditions. HGC ...
Published: 11/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Hwai-Chung Wu
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Category(s): Materials, Energy & Environment, Physical Sciences, Building & Construction, Other, Industrial & Manufacturing
Vibro-acoustic metamaterial with mass and flexible stem array
WSU researchers have developed a novel device combining the effects of negative effective elastic modulus and negative effective mass, acting as local resonators that can damp out vibrations and sound at multiple frequencies. This class of metamaterials has the superior ability to attenuate sound and have a much greater ability to block dynamic dis...
Published: 5/2/2011   |   Inventor(s): MD Tofiqul Islam, Golam Newaz, Mohammad Hailat
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Category(s): Materials, Industrial & Manufacturing, Other, Physical Sciences, Building & Construction
Development of a High Strength High Toughness (HSHT) Bainitic Steel
This invention is a unique composition of steel when subjected to a non-conventional austempering process results in the following physical property advantages over high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel:- Twice the strength- Almost three times the fracture toughnessAustempering is a process typically used to produce specialty cast iron products ...
Published: 4/29/2011   |   Inventor(s): Susil Putatunda
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Category(s): Materials, Building & Construction, High strength, Industrial & Manufacturing, Physical Sciences
Austenitic (Non-Magnetic) Structural Steel
Wayne State University research has yielded both a novel composition and a lower cost processing technique for the creation of austenitic non-magnetic structural steel. This steel has advantages that include a high work hardening rate, good corrosion resistance, combination of strength and ductility and good creep resistance. Use of this steel...
Published: 5/13/2010   |   Inventor(s): Susil Putatunda
Keywords(s): Transportation
Category(s): Materials, Automotive & Transportation, High strength, Other, Physical Sciences, Building & Construction, Industrial & Manufacturing
Development of TiO2 Anatase Thin Films Grown by Pulsed DC Magnetron Reactive Sputtering for Device Applications
WSU researchers have developed a novel procedure for creating Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) thin films using anatase material. Procedure uses TiO2 thin film with single phase a textured material and reproducible with different thickness on amorphous and crystalline substrates. Anatase is attracting much interest for its unique properties and has valuable...
Published: 5/11/2010   |   Inventor(s): Ibrahim Al-Houmoudi, Golam Newaz, Gregory Auner, Ratna Naik
Keywords(s): Anti Reflection, Sensors
Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Thin films, Physical Sciences, Sensors, Industrial & Manufacturing, Other
Self Cleaning Transparent Material Structure and its Fabrication Methods
A Wayne State University Professor has developed a material with unique self-cleaning properties that may serve a number of applications from self-cleaning automobile windshields, eyeglasses and optics to laboratory glassware, mirrors and sensors. Highly water-repellant materials (also known as Super Hydrophobic Surfaces) have been created and...
Published: 5/11/2010   |   Inventor(s): Yang Zhao
Keywords(s): Superhydrophobic
Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Industrial & Manufacturing, Other
Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Algorithm for Automated Video Surveillance Systems
Technology Overview Wayne State researchers have addressed the scalability-cost and power consumption problems of large-scale surveillance systems by developing an optimal bandwidth allocation algorithm, which controls the transfer rates of various video sources. With dynamic bandwidth allocation, the surveillance coverage can be widened as m...
Published: 4/29/2010   |   Inventor(s): Nabil Sarhan
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Category(s): Computer Hardware, Electronics, Physical Sciences, Software, Data Storage & Security, Military, Industrial & Manufacturing