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Composite Hybrid Electrode Material Composed of Alumina, Titania, and Carbon Nanotubes
  • The invention is a new composite electrode material designed for use in supercapacitors. 
  • The innovation is composed of a hybrid composite material with a thin coating of alumina and titania which allows energy storage systems to have increased energy density, power density, and cycle life.
  • The new composite hybrid electrode is fit for use in renewable energy systems, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, and can provide a more efficient solution.
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Nanocomposite Film for Volatile Organic Compound Sensing
  • The invention is a new type of chemoresistor capable of sensing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 
  • The chemoresistor is comprised of a conductive nanoparticle surrounded by a polymer matrix which allows for the chemoresistor’s
    resistance, sensitivity, and target VOC to be adjusted.
  • The nanocomposite can be placed on electrodes through drop casting, dip coating, and painting, which provides a cheap, simple and sensitive sensor ideal for fieldwork.
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Scalable Manufacturing Approach of Graded Polymer Thin Film Has Potential for Widespread Use
  • Combines slot die coating with a custom roll-to-roll imaging system to allow for efficient, rapid, and scalable fabrication of high-quality gradient thin films.
  • An improved manufacturing process over existing techniques because it uses broad material combinations and yields higher quality patterned thin films.
  • Incorporates multiple materials to increase the application of patterned thin films across industries, including microelectronics, energy technologies, and environmental systems.
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Leverage the Advantages of Aluminum Nitride for Superior Ultra-Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for High-Power, High-Temperature Diodes and Transistors
  • Metal modulated epitaxy method enables the production of p-type beryllium-doped aluminum nitride films as key components in ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors for the first time. 
  • Achieves high reverse breakdown voltage—a significant advantage over wide bandgap materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride.
  • Improves current conduction over best previous results in p-type aluminum nitride (AIN) by 30,000,000 times and n-type AlN by 6,000 times.
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Tunable Membrane-Based Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
  • Customizable membrane structure and surface properties provide selective removal of contaminants of emerging concerns (CEC) and recovery of valuable components.
  • An enlarged membrane surface area, combined with a gutter effect from the interlayer, results in nearly double the water permeability of current filtration membranes.
  • Achieves high-performance recovery of essential nutrients/fertilizers that are free of CECs.
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Overvoltage Surge Protection System for Distributed Energy Resources
  • iMOV is a dynamic system capable of achieving voltage surge clamping within 20% of the system’s nominal voltage. This effectively provides protection for highly sensitive semiconductors present in DER-associated power converters. 
  • This system is built upon a metal oxide varistors (MOV) foundation, whose material composition inherently allows rapid device connection of 500 picoseconds for quicker response times. 
  • iMOV uses integrated microprocessors and sensors in a cloud-based architecture that provides protection against cyberattacks, reduces system cost, and allows system and power grid monitoring.
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AI-Designed High Energy–Density High-Temperature Polymers
  • The present materials are capable of withstanding enormous electric fields at very high temperatures.
  • The materials produced are extremely lightweight.
  • Vehicles making use of these materials will be lightweight, and lighter vehicles consume less energy.
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Microgeodes Enable Tunable Optical Response for Advanced Coatings/Paint
  • Microgeodes have a programmable structure of nanowires that allows their optical response to be engineered precisely over multiple spectral bands, from UV through mid-IR. 
  • Microgeodes combine the tunability and versatility of nanowires with the processability of microspheres to provide a photonic materials platform for a wide range of applications. 
  • Microgeode paints could reduce building surface temperatures by as much as 25°C, offering the potential for significant consumer savings while retaining aesthetically pleasing colors.
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Lymphoid Tissue System Harnesses Ex Vivo Immune Reactions for Rapid Antibody Production and Immune Response Prediction
  • This immunocompetent system uniquely accounts for the unexpected activation of various immune cells to allow proper immune cell differentiation, recapitulating an effective immune response.
  • The chemokine gradient is switchable, allowing the immune cell differentiation needed for an appropriate immune reaction.
  • An ex vivo system supports immune response creation in a controlled environment, allowing reproduction of immunologic events for developing improved therapeutics.
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Solar Cell Manufacturing Technique Increases Efficiency and Lowers Costs
  • This double-side polysilicon/silicon oxide TOPCon (tunnel oxide passivated contact) solar cell concept provides a simple and low-cost way to passivate front and back surfaces of silicon wafers to enhance efficiency.
  • Provides current and voltage comparable to full-area double-side TOPCon but with no appreciable absorption in front polysilicon and without compromising short circuit current density
  • Includes a novel and fast way to pattern polysilicon using laser-induced selective oxidation
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Bioabsorbable, Permeable, and Flexible 3D Auxetic Implants Offer Large-Volume Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • A novel 3D auxetic architecture offers enhanced compressive flexibility, permeability, and nonlinear mechanical behavior.  
  • This high-performance technology has the potential to generate implants with soft tissue-mimetic biomechanical properties and high mass transfer capacity.
  • Implants can be customized for patients by adjusting the strut width and intervals and by fitting the complex anatomic geometry of the defect based on patient medical data.  
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Tunable MEMs Gas Sensor Improves Selectivity and Sensitivity
  • Versatile: Customizes MEMS chemical sensors, compatible with a variety of sensing materials, allowing for the detection of numerous gas-phase analytes
  • Easy to manufacture: Uses batch-fabricated sensors compatible with COTS electronics
  • Highly sensitive: Offers sub parts-per-million detection limits for volatile organic compounds
  • Enhanced selectivity: Combines gravimetric and impedimetric responses to demonstrate enhanced discrimination between multiple VOCs
  • Powerful: Enables the simultaneous observation of both mass loading and dielectric changes in polymeric sensing films upon sorption of an analyte
  • Innovative: Uses the transient response characteristics of a sensor response to a gated exposure event, rather than steady-state sensor data
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Catalyst for Degradation of Traditional PET
  • Degradation of PET products lead to less landfill waste.
  • The technology has applications in bio-based packaging to eliminate single-use plastics.
  • Degradation does not give rise to microplastics, which are hazardous.
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Superluminescent Light Projection (SLP) System Decreases Nanoscale Printing Costs by 10–50 Times
  • This superluminescent light projection (SLP) system decreases overall nanoscale printing costs by 10–50 times. 
  • A parallel writing mechanism supports higher throughput speeds: up to 100 times higher than existing metal printing methods and four times higher than existing polymer printing methods. 
  • SLP creates sharp-edged images with minimal speckling patterns, resulting in high-resolution images and structures on both polymer and metal-based films. 
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Patient-Centered Biofeedback Headset Can Isolate, Monitor, and Analyze Vocal Output in Real Time for Optimal Voice Modulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Innovative headset offers real-time haptic feedback for vocal improvement and increased patient autonomy.
  • Device stores easily accessible data for therapist review and fine-tuning of preset therapeutic thresholds to continually improve vocal output.
  • Lightweight, low-profile, battery-powered headset are favorable for all-day wear and use omnidirectional microphones for optimal comfort.
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Hydrogel-Based Artificial Ligaments Offer Substantial Improvements for ACL Reconstruction Therapies
  • This biocompatible hydrogel-based device is designed to reproduce natural ligament/tendon function to decrease the incidence of immune responses that lead to chronic inflammation.
  • An alternative to standard artificial ligaments and tendons, the device is designed to be placed via non-invasive techniques, making it a safer alternative to current, invasive surgical methods.
  • Non-biodegradable hydrogels are highly durable, potentially increasing the lifespan of the prostheses.
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Thermoformed Polymeric Valved Conduits Offer a Biocompatible, Customizable Heart Valve Replacement Treatment
  • This biocompatible device may reduce adverse events resulting in a lower incidence of post-surgical adverse events for better long-term outcomes.
  • Customizable valve conduits allow patient-specific device creation for potentially easier surgical placement and optimal post-surgical valve function.
  • This unique device may offer a safer treatment option by providing a biocompatible, patient-specific intervention, resulting in fewer undesirable adverse events.
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Fully Bioresorbable Heart Valve Scaffold Supports Native Neovalve Growth to Reduce Future Procedures
  • Replacing a stenotic fetal heart valve with a living autologous valve could possibly cure the complex cardiac anomalies that cause single ventricle physiology.
  • With this approach, the valve has the potential to accommodate patient growth and eliminate the need for multiple heart valve replacements during the patient’s lifetime.
  • The transcatheter nature of this valve deployment makes the procedure similar in risk to a traditional fetal valvuloplasty.
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Patterned Implantable Devices for Improved Reconstruction of Tubular Tissue Passageway Defects
  • This innovation improves patterned airway stents for passageways or tubular tissues to potentially enable long-passageway reconstructions. 
  • Extrusion-based 3D bioprinting produces a patterned implantable device with higher mechanical strength without increasing the wall thickness of the device.
  • Incorporating auxetic-patterning creates an implantable splinting device for supporting passageway defects in growing patients, such as infants or children.
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Novel Hydrogels for Encapsulation, Vascularization, and Transplantation of Cells
  • This hydrolytically degradable poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel leverages ester linkages combined at various ratios with non-degradable macromers to enable tunable degradation kinetics.
  • Potential applications include controlled release and delivery of drugs or proteins as well as cell encapsulation. It can also be used as a delivery vehicle and adhesive for cells in transplantation settings.
  • These innovative hydrogels allow for rapid hydrolytic cleavage in vivo but remain stable in vitro for weeks at neural pH 7 to support regenerative medicine techniques.
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