Polymeric dispersants for graphenes
We developed amphiphilic block copolymers for exfoliation of highly ordered pyrolytic graphites and their dispersions. This technique provides better dispersion stability through non-covalent modification of graphene minimizing defects. Unlike graphene oxides or reduced graphene oxides, exfoliated pyrolytic graphites (i.e. graphene) show better barrier and electrical properties due to the minial defects.
Graphene 3D macroassemblies: â€œBulkâ€ Graphene
Graphene materials produced in a â€œbulkâ€ fashion are made possible by synthesis and manufacturing methods developed at LLNL. These methods produce high density graphene monolithsâ€”a 3D structure of graphene sheets crosslinked by covalent carbon bonds. The 3D macroassemblies have high conductivities and mechanical strength.
Rubber Biosynthesis: Nanolipoprotein particle platform for â€œex vivoâ€ rubber production
LLNL has developed and tested plant-free production of natural rubber polymer using NLP-stabilized rubber transferase, the enzyme used by plants for rubber production. Nanolipoprotein particles (NLPs) are nanometer-sized, discoidal particles that self-assemble from purified apolipoprotein and phospholipid. When rubber transferase embeds in the NLP plant-free biosynthetic rubber is produced.
Biomedically Superior Bioactive Glasses with Engineered Nanostructure
A novel engineered nanostructure and method for biomedically superior bioactive glasses are presented here. This invention enables the production of porous biodegradable bioactive glass for bone scaffolds.
Aeroplastic, New Composite Materials with Reduced Heat Transfer and Increased Flame Retardancy
A new composite system formulated using commodity grade and engineered grade polymers. The composites can be fabricated into fibers, molded, or otherwise processed into useable articles. Use of this technology reduces the thermal conductivity and peak heat releases rates of the base polymer between 20%-50% while maintaining or enhancing the mechanical properties.
Controlled metal nanoparticle substrate deposition
NASA Langley has developed and patented a new class of materials by depositing nanometer-sized metal or metal-oxide particles onto various surfaces without the use of reducing agents, solvents or other environmentally unfriendly chemicals. New hybrid materials will have applications in catalysis, structural composites, optics, and antenna manufacturing.
Cost Effective Kaolinite-based Porous Ceramic Supports with High Permeability and Mechanical Strength
This technology relates to a mechanically stable (10 MPa) and highly permeable Darcy's permeability of ~1.5E-013 m2) porous ceramic matrix, made using kaolinite doped with a small quantity of another element. This technique is also applicable to the fabrication of planar porous ceramic membrane or panels.
Multicolor Upconversion Microrods for Anti-Counterfeiting Application
This technology relates to a material suitable for use in anti-counterfeiting applications. The material comprises of lanthanide-doped microrods with strong upconversion luminescence for instant decoding under an optical microscope. The micro-rod has dual colour (a main colour for the rod and a second colour at both ends of the rod).
Thin Films with Self-Assembled Monolayers Embedded on their Surfaces
NJIT has invented a novel technique for the formation of thin films with self-assembled monolayers of particles embedded on their surfaces. These films can be coated onto the surface of materials to modify their mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. The technique is scalable and cost-effective.
High speed, high throughput imprinting of micro and nano-scale features on moving substrates
A new cost-effective high-performance heat-resistant steel that was recently included in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. CF8C-Pius steel can meet the demanding design specifications for chemicaVpetrochemical production systems, gas-turbine markets, larger land-based gas turbine engines. the exhaust component market, and high performance alloys.
Low Cost Controlled Morphology MetalOxides For Multifunctional Coatings
A new process for fabricating and depositing high-value metal-oxide films such as indium tin oxide. These films can be used in a broad range of applications including transparent electronics, smart windows, high-density magnetic memory, and other coatings.
High-Gradient Permanent Magnetic Separator For Particle Collection
A new technologies to monitor and capture airborne nanoparticles. This device uses a highgradient permanent magnet to efficiently detect, collect, and separate nano-scale particles in air and water.
Electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion to fuels and chemicals
Using carbon dioxide, water, and electricity as inputs, we can transform waste carbon dioxide emissions into valuable chemicals and fuels, that are cost competitive with those derived from petroleum in the traditional manner.
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Production of High Value Graphene from Coal
This process enables the use of coal as the raw material for graphene synthesis. Coal is a cheaper alternative than graphite and methane. Based solely on raw material costs this technology will by several orders of magnitude lower cost than from graphite and methane).
Microreactor-assisted Nanomaterial Printing (MANP) for anti-smudge and anti-glare coatings on eyeglasses and smartphone display
MANP allows for in-situ generation of highly reactive nanomaterials to enable low-temperature, just-in-time manufacturing of functional coatings. The current focus is for direct printing of anti-smudge and anti-glare coatings for eyeglasses and smartphone displays. This technology can offer a cheap, scalable and distributed manufacturing and market deployment.
Method of Making Biocompatible Protein Gel and Conductive Protein Gel
The invention is directed to a method of making biocompatible protein gel using protein engineering and more particularly, biocompatible conductive protein gel including beta-amino acid residues and nanomaterial. Thereby, it can be used in potential applications as a biomaterial for bone regeneration, drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Complex anodized alumina dielectric layer for high capacity multilayer aluminum capacitor
The invention is directed to a manufacturing of a capacitor in which a dielectric layer having a complex structure is formed so as to have a high withstand voltage in the same thickness.
Hybrid Remote Phosphor for Next Generation Solid State Lighting
Hybrid remote phosphor can be expected to be an outstanding candidate to luminescence materials in various field of optoelectronic device.
Improved Hollow-Fiber Microfiltration Membranes
Our researchers developed a process for the obtention of improved hollow fiber membranes. The chitosan polymer membranes are embedded with molecularly imprinted inorganic spheres to create a mixed matrix membrane that allows for a more stable, high-flux membrane.
Non-destructive method for durable post-growth doping of graphene
We are proposing a method for doping graphene after it has been grown, by real substitution of atoms and not simply dopant adsorption. This is done using a low-pressure plasma such that no defects are created in the graphene layer. The method is described in a US provisional patent application.
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Self-Doping Materials for Solution-Processed Organic N-Type Thermoelectrics
A new class of molecularly designed, high-performance n-type organic thermoelectric materials with cheaper fabrication costs and higher efficiencies than their inorganic counterparts and other n-type organic thermoelectrics. It can be used in thermoelectric applications such as refrigeration and power generation, as well as organic electronics such as OLED displays.
Mussel-Inspired Self-Healing Hydrogels
Self-healing polymer gels that can create strong and durable interfacial adhesive bonds resistant to the detrimental effects of water. Current materials fail under stress, and develop cracks. As a result, demand is growing for self-healing polymer materials that solidify in situ to form durable adhesive bonds.
Artificial metalloenzyme catalysts through directed evolution
University of Chicago professor Jared Lewis uses â€œdirected evolutionâ€ to develop new classes of â€œgreenâ€ catalysts and general methods for catalyst engineering. Time-consuming, expensive conventional reaction steps may be replaced with a single efficient reaction step performed at moderate temperatures in aqueous buffers using engineered catalysts with good selectivity.
Butanediol and C4-C5 chemicals: A biosynthetic pathway
To reduce the costs of making valuable C4-C5 renewable chemicals, a biosynthetic pathway has been developed to generate C4-C5 chemicals, such as succinate, amino acids and 1,4-butanediol (BDO).
Hydrogen Sulfide Detection
Several methods of reaction-based chemical detection of H2S have been developed which are fast, sensitive to H2S, and insensitive to thiol compounds.
Direct Conversion of Phosphonates to Phosphine Oxides
This innovation provides a direct synthetic chemical route from phosphonates to phosphine oxides that avoids major side reactions, operates in good yields, operates across a diverse array of substrates, and can be used in the synthesis of phosphines.
Highly conjugated organic molecules useful in electronic and opto-electronic devices
A suite of highly conjugated organic molecules are expanding the wavelength range for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic field-effect transistors (OFETs).
High performance doped III-V films and devices from powders using vapor transport
Rectifying pn junction electronic device architectures with applications in solar energy conversion are grown using a new vapor transport process that is low-cost and a safe replacement for metal-organic-chemical vapor deposition.
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