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Solution Deposition of Amorphous Zirconia Thin Films
Technology Description OSU researchers have developed methods of making amorphous zirconium and hafnium halogenides with aqueous solution processing. The resulting films are extremely smooth, nearly as dense as fully densified crystalline films, and have high optical transparency. The solution deposition process eliminates the need for processing ...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): James Sommers, Jenn Amador, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): alkali diffusion barrier, thin film, zirconia and hafnia thin films
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Solution Deposition of Transparent Conductive Oxide Thin Films
Technology Description This technology is an aqueous solution deposition process for making high quality thin films of tin oxide, tin antimony oxide, and doped compositions of both. Films made by these methods are extremely smooth, highly transparent, and can be made at variable thicknesses from several nanometers up to a micron. The electrical an...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cory Perkins, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): solution deposition, thin film, Transparent Conductive Oxides
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Extrusion System for 3D Printing of Viscous Elastomers
Technology Description Researchers at OSU have developed a novel 3D print system that enables precision printing of complex structures from flexible elastomers, including multiple component curing silicone. Two or more precursors are pumped to the printhead for mixing and extrusions, while temperature and rheological properties are monitored and c...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Osman Yirmibesoglu, Yigit Menguc
Keywords(s): 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, polymer, silicone elastomers, Soft Robotics
Category(s): Engineering, Device, Materials Science, Physical Science, Research Tools
Cu-based Bulk Metallic Glass Alloy Compositions
Technology Description This invention describes bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy compositions based on a Cu-Zr-Hf-Al quaternary system with the addition of a small amount of additional alloying elements. The technology further describes methods of casting the alloy compositions in a manner that maintains amorphous structure in three dimensions lar...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Donghua Xu, Jaskaran Saini, Collin Palian
Keywords(s): copper alloys, high performance alloys, metallic glass, quaternary alloy
Category(s): Engineering, Materials Science, Physical Science
A New Scintillation Detector with Silicon Photomultiplier Coupling
Technology Description This technology is a high-resolution, low-power, and low-noise radiation spectrometer. It is an ideal solution for any situation where a compact and high-resolution photon detector is needed. The device provides a novel coupling of a luminous inorganic scintillating crystal to a light collection device with integrated passiva...
Published: 4/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Abdollah Farsoni, Steven Czyz
Keywords(s): Detection, Gamma Spectroscopy, Radiation Detection, Silicon Photomultiplier, Strontium
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Physical Science, Research Tools
Microscale Thermochemical Reactor for Production of DME
Technology Description Researchers at OSU have developed a microscale reactor for the efficient gas phase conversion of CO2 and methane to dimethyl ether (DME). The device architecture utilizes millimeter to sub-millimeter characteristic lengths and novel pillar features to achieve rapid diffusion and heat conduction, improving yield and thermal ef...
Published: 4/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Lucas Freiberg, Matthew Coblyn, Nicholas AuYeung, Goran Jovanovic
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemical Reaction Process, dimethyl ether, DME, Energy Storage, microreactor, Process Intensification, solar, Solar Themochemical, Solar Thermal, syngas, thermally coupled reactor
Category(s): Chemical, Database, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
ODS Steel made by Additive Manufacturing
Technology Description Researchers at OSU have developed a method for producing ODS steel using additive manufacturing techniques. Compared to conventional means for making ODS steel, this process avoids challenges with casting, ball milling, and component fabrication by selective doping of the oxide phase into a powder bed prior to fusion and bei...
Published: 4/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Brian Paul, Somayeh Pasebani, Burak Sencer, Chih-Hung Chang, Goran Jovanovic, Brian Fronk, Kijoon Lee, Milad Ghayoor, Yujuan He, Matthew Coblyn, Paul Armatis, William Pratte
Keywords(s): 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), hardened steel, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Metal Alloy, Oxide dispersion
Category(s): Engineering, Materials Science, Physical Science
Aqueous Zinc-Metal Battery
Technology Description This battery cell design utilizes a set of electrolytes based on aqueous zinc salt electrolytes and various mixtures comprising other ions. These electrolytes provide for the reversible stripping/plating of a zinc metal anode and the electrochemical energy storage devices that use these anodes. The overall cell architecture ...
Published: 4/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Xiulei (david) Ji, Chong Zhang
Keywords(s): Batteries, Energy Storage, Manufacturing, Zinc battery
Category(s): Engineering, Chemical, Device, Materials Science, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Improved KNN Thin Film Production
Technology Description Oregon State University is seeking a licensee or industry collaborator for an improved KNN based thin film production process. The newly described methods overcome the difficulties in chemical vapor, sol-gel, sputtering, and pulsed-laser deposition methods because it can be performed cost effectively, in air, using less energ...
Published: 11/30/2018   |   Inventor(s): Michelle Dolgos, Dylan Fast, May Nyman, Brady Gibbons, Matthew Clark
Keywords(s): Actuator, Chemical Synthesis, piezoelectric, sensor, thin film
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Research Tools, Software
Membrane Heat and Mass Exchanger
Technology Description The technology is a parallel membrane gas-to-gas heat and mass exchanger (HMX). The HMX is composed of multiple flat, thin, stacked membrane layers that are not capable of self-support over long spans. An adhesive is used to provide support and separation between membrane layers while an external frame provides structural su...
Published: 9/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): Brian Paul, Hailei Wang, Brian Fronk, Paul Armatis, Steven Kawula, Chuankai Song
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Energy, Heat exchangers, Manufacturing, Membrane
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
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