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Graphene Liquid Lens and EWOD devices
WSU has a issued patent covering our novel method and device for reversible electrowetting on teflon-coated graphene electrodes.US patent 9,630,183 issued 5/25/2017 “Electrowetting on dielectric using graphene” Graphene devices exhibit superior performance including flexibility, transparency and higher breakdown voltage. Dr. Cheng has ...
Published: 6/10/2013   |   Inventor(s): Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Materials, Microfluidics, Nanomaterials
Porous Biodegradable Polymers for Bone Grafts
Technology Summary: A novel polymer nanocomposites has been developed as a potential alternative to autografts and allografts in orthopedic procedures requiring bone grafting. Supercritical CO2 processing of resorbable polymer/nano-clay mixtures results in the formation of porous nanocomposite constructs which exhibit biocompatibility and significa...
Published: 6/10/2013   |   Inventor(s): Rangaramanujam Kannan, Kevin Baker, Robert Bellair, Mihai Manitiu, Harry Herkowitz
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Category(s): Materials, Life Science, Medical Devices, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Polymer
Integration of 1-D MnO2 Nanowire and 2-D Graphene to 3-D Composites and their Applications in High-Energy, High-Power and Low-Cost Aqueous Supercapacitors
Wayne State University researchers have developed a novel method for the preparation of unique 3-D composites of conductive graphene and high capacitance MnO2 as electrode materials, to fabricate asymmetric aqueous supercapacitors for energy-storage applications. Currently MnO2 is commonly coated onto current collectors to form very thin f...
Published: 7/18/2012   |   Inventor(s): Lixin Wang, Da Deng, Ka Yuen Simon Ng
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Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery
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
Dispersion-optimized Silicon nanoparticle (SiNP)/Graphene composite anode for high performance Lithium ion battery (LIB)
WSU researchers have invented a novel method to produce dispersion-optimized SiNP within a conducting Graphene matrix forming a standalone composite anode material. The method creates small clusters to lone particle distributions maximizing the nanomaterial properties of SiNP yielding anodes with improved capacity retention and rate performance. It...
Published: 11/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Rhet C De Guzman, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
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Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences
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
First Row Transition Metal Diazadiene Film Growth Precursors
Technology Overview Wayne State University researchers have developed a new class of thermally stable, volatile transition chemical compounds that have desirable properties for the growth of thin films of transition metal-containing materials. These novel film precursors have high potential for use in the growth of thin films by chemical vap...
Published: 5/2/2011   |   Inventor(s): Charles Winter, Thomas Knisley
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Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Other, Physical Sciences, Thin films
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
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