Search Results - "Physical Sciences" and "MEMS"




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Novel Microsensor Design to Improve Data Collection From Hard-To-Monitor Environments
Wireless microsensors have enabled new ways to monitor our environment by allowing users to measure spaces previously off limits to research, such as toxic areas, vehicle components, or remote areas in the human body. Researchers, however, have been stymied by limited improvements in the quality of data and sensitivity of these devices stemming fro...
Published: 7/12/2018   |   Inventor(s): PaI-Yen Chen, Maryam Sakhdari, Mehdi Hajizadegan, Mark MinG-Cheng Cheng
Keywords(s): Device, Sensors
Category(s): MEMS, Physical Sciences, Sensors
Marangoni Optofluidic Tweezers (MOT)
There is currently a great deal of interest in using small droplets as containers for chemical reactions. Optical methods for droplet manipulation are attractive because they offer control without an on chip structure; however forces from optical tweezers tend to be in the pN range. Wayne State University researchers have developed a new m...
Published: 11/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Amar Basu, Gopakumar Kamalakshakurup
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Category(s): MEMS, Microfluidics, Physical Sciences, Instrumentation, Optics & Photonics
Nano-beaker array formation process and its use for high-throughput loading and crystallization screening and other lab-on-the-chip applications
Wayne State University researchers have invented a novel process to make array patterns and its use for high-throughput screening of crystallization conditions, liquid solution applications, and other lab-on-the-chip applications. The formation process is a variation of ?particle lithography? in which microparticles such as polystyrene micro...
Published: 11/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Guangzhao Mao, Daniel Sobczynski, Sunxi Wang, Eugene Xhahysa, Pedram Jahanian
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
Category(s): Physical Sciences, Microfluidics, MEMS, Life Science, Research tools, Other
Vibration Energy Harvesting Device Based on Air-Spaced Piezoelectric Cantilevers
WSU researchers have designed an energy harvesting device using an air-space piezoelectric cantilever instead of the piezoelectric bimorph. Current vibration energy harvesting devices typically employ piezoelectric bimorph or a bimorph with a shim in the middle. The use of the air-space cantilevers produces numerous advantages compared to conventio...
Published: 10/5/2010   |   Inventor(s): Yong Xu, Zhou Wang
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Category(s): Acoustics, Electronics, MEMS, Physical Sciences, Sensors
Microfluidic Particle Concentration and Separator
Researchers at the Wayne State University Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) laboratory have developed a micro-scale concentrator and separator applicable to several microfluidic applications. Initially the device was developed to concentrate and separate bacteria from other impurities to test water quality however the micro separator...
Published: 5/11/2010   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Auner, ChunG-Chu Chen
Keywords(s): Biotechnology
Category(s): Physical Sciences, Microfluidics, MEMS
Integrated Optical Polarizer for Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguides
Integrated optics based on silicon-on-insulator platforms are developing extremely fast due to technological compatibility with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) fabrication process widely accepted in microelectronics.  Wayne State researchers have developed a technology which generates an integrated optical polarizer for high index co...
Published: 4/23/2010   |   Inventor(s): Ivan Avrutsky
Keywords(s): Fiber Optic, Optical, Photonic, Polarizer
Category(s): Physical Sciences, Optics & Photonics, MEMS, Materials, Thin films