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Catalytic material for selective conversion of waste plastics to higher value products, such as wax and lubricants. This single-step process is solvent-free and requires low temperatures and pressures.Intellectual Property Available to License
A method of upcycling polymers to useful hydrocarbon materials. A catalyst with nanoparticles on a substrate selectively docks and cleaves longer hydrocarbon chains over shorter hydrocarbon chains. The catalyst includes metal nanoparticles in an order array on a substrate, and the nanoparticles exhibit an edge to facet ratio to provide for more interactions with the facets. The catalyst can be used to produce lubricants with superior tribological performance.
A method for synthesis of PtNi nanocages.Intellectual Property Available to License
A method for synthesis of PtNi nanocages by synthesizing Pt1Ni6 nanoparticles and acid leaching to form PtNi nanocages. The acid leaching removes nickel selectively from the core of the nanoparticle.
This invention could be used to make highly active PEM fuel cell catalyst. With increased activity, the precious metal loading could be decreased in a variety of applications.Intellectual Property Available to License
This invention comprises methods, for typical small nanoparticles, of removing elements distribution heterogeneity in the particle to significantly improve performance. For big nanoparticles, the performance of 3-D architecture made from the segregated nanoparticle could be further improved by increasing the elements distribution heterogeneity with proper post-treatment. Can be used in applications such as fuel cell electric cars, back up power for remote communication tower and other stationary applications.
This invention fulfill the needs of mass production of high performance, durable fuel cell catalyst. Compared with existing Pt/C catalyst, the Pt mass activity of catalyst made by this process is 8 times higher.Intellectual Property Available to License
A method for scaled-up synthesis of PtNi nanoparticles. Synthesizing a Pt nanoparticle catalyst comprises the steps of: synthesizing PtNi nanoparticles, isolating PtNi/substrate nanoparticles, acid leaching the PtNi/substrate, and annealing the leached PtNi/substrate nanoparticles, and forming a Pt-skin on the PtNi/substrate nanoparticles.
This invention fulfills the needs of high performance fuel cell catalyst with high Pt surface area and Pt loading.Intellectual Property Available to License
This invention could be used to make high performance PEM fuel cell catalyst. PEM fuel cell have variety application potentials such as fuel cell electric cars, back up power for remote communication tower and other stationary application. This invention fulfills the needs of high performance fuel cell catalyst with high Pt surface area and Pt loading. Compared with existing Pt/C catalyst, the Pt mass activity of catalyst made by this invention is 13 times higher, Pt loading could be controlled in a much wider range, Pt surface area could be much higher. It may also be used to make other core/shell structure with variety application potentials in catalysis.
This invention comprises a means to trap a large nylon mesh sandwiched in between two Mylar sheets to trap microfluidic droplets. It is also compatible for trapping batch crystal slurry.Intellectual Property Available to License
This invention describes a system for crystallization and data collection of proteins using fixed-target serial crystallography using microfluidic droplet crystallography for the generation of uniform small crystals and a nylon mesh holder for positioning of droplets with crystal (or batch crystal slurries). While the use of nylon has previously been reported in the literature, this invention includes a method and device design for sealing the droplet/slurry loaded mesh between Mylar sheets.
This invention illustrates how 3D printing has been used to print extremely thin layers of material in a pattern with specifically designed wells to hold and immobilize crystals.Intellectual Property Available to License
3D printing has been used to print an extremely thin layers of material in a pattern with specifically designed wells to hold and immobilize crystals. These wells can vary in size and shape which increases the flexibility of this invention for use in different experimental modes. A key benefit for this invention is the ability to print a mesh directly onto mylar or other sealing materials.
This invention describes a holder that was specifically designed to hold a mesh and sample solution in a simple, reliable, cost effective, and user-friendly way.Intellectual Property Available to LicenseUS Patent 16/903,601
- 3D Printed Mesh Holder for Serial Crystallography (IN-19-083)
The invention describes a new sample holder for serial crystallography that utilizes a magnetic compression ring to immobilize sample fluids between mesh. Advantages of the new technology include, compatibility with standard single crystallography mounting equipment, 3D printable, minimal assembly required, high reusability, and cost effective.
Coating that lowers the maintenance cost of gear boxes in wind turbines and automotive applications via enhanced reliability from micro/macro-pittingIntellectual Property Available to License
A method for making a pitting resistant carbon coating that includes a hydrogenated diamond-like coating (“H-DLC”). The H-DLC is relatively soft and elastic. Unlike hard and/or inelastic coatings in the prior art, the present coatings do not exhibit a loss of adhesion (delamination). A bonding layer may be deposited on a metallic substrate and the deposited H-DLC on the bonding layer.
This invention is a new method of fabricating concave/convex optics in which a singlestructure crystal wafer will undergo curvature due to forces created by vacuum rather than the standard compressive techniques.Intellectual Property Available to License
This method attempts to reduce the amount of residual stress and aberration that occurs by eliminating the forceful bending of such standard devices. This invention solves a difficult problem faced by those wishing to create a crystal surface, with even modest curvature, without causing non-uniform residual surface stresses.