All anisotropic transmissive or reflective objects generate their own distinctive polarization-sensive response by which we can get useful information of the objects such as thin film material property and geometrical shape of nano-patterns. This technology is called spectro-polarimetry/ellipsometry. Our technology can provide this information in real time speed.
Highly Efficient Manufacturing Process to Make Customized Porous Carbon Materials
Emergy cultivates biomass templates under controlled conditions to produce customized characteristics that are then thermally converted to carbon material, tailored for the end-user. This scalable process is more environmentally friendly and efficient than conventional methods and customization results in higher performance and added value for the customer.
Conduction Cooling for SRF
Fermilab has invented a conduction cooling solution for Superconducting Radio-Frequency (SRF) cavities that eliminates the need for liquid Helium in the cryomodule, reducing both capital and operating costs of refrigeration systems for SRF accelerators . The development opens the door for extending SRF technology from scientific applications to industrial accelerators.
Particle Safe Vacuum Cart
The Fermilab Particle Safe Vacuum Cart is a system that can pump down and vent up ultra-high vaccuum (UHV) Ã¢â‚¬Å“particle freeÃ¢â‚¬Â superconducting radiofrequency systems in a slow, controlled manner.. The system uses commercially available off-the-shelf components and is controlled via a custom software interface.
Modular Robotic Building Blocks
Developing and deploying robots is expensive, time consuming, and requires engineering expertise. HEBI Robotics solves these problems by developing Lego-like building blocks that can be used to create custom robots. Products include a smart actuator and software interface that enable non-robotics experts to create and train custom robots.
A Device and A Method to Estimate the Tension of Torque-Shear High Strength Bolts
The invention relates to a digital device and a method for measuring the axial load of a torque-shear-type high strength bolt when the bolt is clamped.
Desulfurizing Agent and its Manufacturing Method
Manufacturing method of desulfurizing agent improved with oxidation-resistance, flame-resistance and productivity in the steel manufacturing process of manufacturing iron sulfide included in the iron ore into pure steel
Novel imaging modes of atomic force microscopy
We will demonstrate an add-on technology to existing atomic force microscopes, which allows the recordation of additional new information about physical and chemical properties of materials at the nanoscale. There are two novel modes that will be presented: Ringing mode and a fast dynamical mechanical analysis mode (FT-NanoDMA).
Modular Ammonia Synthesis
Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis (EC2NH3) at ambient alkaline conditions can generate ammonia at a low-cost for small-scale systems and point-of-use applications. The technology proposes to operate at scales where the capital and energy-intensive Haber Bosch process is unable to leverage economies of scale.
Ultrasonic Pulsed Doppler (USDP) Method for Nanoparticle Characterization
USPD uses ultrasonic backscatter to measure size, concentration and possibly compressibility of particles down to the sub-ten nanometer range, with size resolution rivaling electron microscopy at far less cost. Utilizing a single transducer, specialized sample volumes are not required supporting incorporation into existing equipment for in-situ process monitoring.
An Additive Manufacturing Solutions Provider
Industrial ink jet technology applied to high throughput printing of functional and decorative inks on flexible and rigid substrates with applications that include conductive and dielectric inks on plastic for flexible hybrid electronic devices or conductive and decorative inks on glass for display and automotive applications.
Active Noise Control Systems for Airplanes and Automobiles
Active noise control (ANC) quiets offensive sound by using cancellation techniques, or anti-sound. With the exception of headphones, helmets and some luxury automobiles, few people have experienced its benefits. We have developed integrated ANC solutions for complex noise problems and designed cost-effective, practical ANC systems for cockpits and car cabins.
MEMS-Metamaterial Device for Terahertz Imaging Applications
Terahertz radiation is a non-destructive technique for imaging and sensing, offering a safe alternative to techniques such as x-ray. Improved terahertz generation and detection technology is required to enable widespread applications. Our proposed device is an ultra-thin, highly-sensitive, tunable terahertz detector based on MEMS-driven metamaterial that efficiently senses terahertz radiation.
Voluntary Intention Driven Hybrid Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)-robotic Exoskeleton for Coordinated Upper Limb Rehabilitation after Stroke
A voluntary intention driven robotic exoskeleton integrated with electrical muscle stimulation was designed for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke. The system can guide the muscle coordination in the paralyzed limb during the training , and thus result in much more prominent recovery than the traditional methods in pilot clinical trials.
Passive anti-vibration structures
The X-shaped anti-vibration structure can provide flexible and adjustable stiffness up to zero and adjustable nonlinear damping characteristic i.e., high damping for high vibration but low damping for small vibration.
High precision detector robot arm system
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has created a method and high precision robot arm system for X-ray nanodiffraction with an X-ray nanoprobe. The robot arm system includes duo-vertical-stages and kinematic linkage system. A two-dimensional (2D) vertical plane ultra-precision robot arm supporting an X-ray detector provides positioning and manipulating of X-ray detector.
Ferrofluid Droplets to Locally Measure the Mechanics of Soft Materials
A device that can be used to measure the mechanical properties of any kind of soft materials, including animals and tissue as well as polymer gels. The device can measure the mechanical properties (elasticity, stiffness) of the soft material along any direction and any length scale.
Fractal Screw Extrusion - Multi-Channel Screw Design
Multi-channel plastication screws used in melting, extrusion, molding, and other manufacturing processes to provide improved control of temperatures, pressures, and shear rates of feedstock materials. Such extrusion screws are at the heart of the plastics industry, and could be employed in the production of every plastic pellet and product.
Rapid Detection of Pathogens in Food
Highly sensitive, low cost, rapid microbial detection methods that are robust enough to be easily used in manufacturing environments such as a food processing facility. Two assays have been developed; one that uses a color change indicator and the other requires a simple fluorometer.
The manufacturing method of the transparent polycrystalline aluminum oxynitride
By removing nearly all pores inside the sinter, the technology allows to create polycrystalline aluminum oxynitride ceramic in which the substantial transparency is 95Ã¯Â¼â€¦ or greater.