Electron Beam Treatment For Invasive Pests
Invasive pests like EAB (the Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that feeds on trees) can infect wood and cost billions of dollars of damage. Fermilab has developed an electron beam treatment that eliminates pests like EAB.
High-efficiency intermediate band quantum dot solar cells
The invention provides a technical approach to solve the pressing problem of manufacturing high efficiency solar cells. The theoretical calculations show that the under a 500-sun concentration, the efficiency limit of the Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) based solar cell described here can be as high as 50 per cent
Fueling the EV Revolution
Minerva Lithium, LLC has developed a novel Nano-Mosaic© technology platform that can selectively trap valuable minerals and harmful pathogens from water. We are initially targeting the lithium market due to the rapid growth of the EV market and the rapidly increasing demand for Lithium.
Phytophotonic Approach to Enhanced Photosynthesis
New fluorescent and phosphorescent materials to provide plants with photons in the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) range for increased crop yields and CO2 fixation.
Artificial photosynthesis of carbohydrates using microfluidic chip
Food production relies heavily on natural photosynthesis of green crops, but its energy efficiency is low (~1%) due to low activity of the enzyme RuBisCO. Our innovation can replicate natural photosynthesis using an integrated microfluidic system with more controllability and much-improved energy efficiency.
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Nitride-Based Ultraviolet LED with an Ultraviolet Transparent Contact
This (Al, Ga, In)N ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UVLED) includes a UV-transparent contact, which significantly enhances the light extraction and quantum efficiency of these devices. This technology also eliminates mirrors and/or mirrored surfaces in order to reduce internal reflections and minimize light re-absorption by the emitting layer.