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Apparatus and Method for continuous Production of Semiconductor Nanoparticles
Technology Description This technology is a continuous-flow injection reactor and a method for continuous material synthesis, including the continuous synthesis of nanoparticles. The reactor features a mixing zone unit and a removable residence time unit coupled to the mixing unit. The mixing unit includes a series of inlets for reactant solutions ...
Published: 5/26/2016   |   Inventor(s): Chih-hung Chang, Hyundae Jin, Yu-wei Su
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Chemical, Chemistry, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Device, Materials Science, Physical Science
Segmented Flow for a Continuous Flow Microwave Reactor
Technology Description This invention is a continuous, segmented flow reactor system and method for the production of high quality NCs with microwave radiation. The system for NCs synthesis consists of an NC precursor configured to include an NC precursor solution with the ability to include a microwave reactor, segmentation fluid source, or other ...
Published: 5/24/2016   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Herman, Brian Paul, Chih-hung Chang, Ki-joong Kim, Richard Oleksak, Padmavathi Chandran, Eric Hostetler, Brendan Flynn, Daniel Peterson, Bob Fitzmorris, Gustavo Albuquerque
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Computer Software, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Photovoltaics
Category(s): Engineering
Novel multifunctional heterogeneous surface for enhanced boiling heat transfer and its fabrication
Technology Description Researchers at Oregon State University developed novel heterogeneous surface structures tailored to enhance bubble dynamics and nucleate boiling heat transfer, at the liquid and heated surface interface. The patterned heterogeneous surface structures utilize hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties to encourage bubble nucleatio...
Published: 5/23/2016   |   Inventor(s): Chih-hung Chang, Chang-ho Choi
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemical Reaction Process, Heat exchangers, Heating & Cooling Systems, Microchannel, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Atomically Smooth Nanoporous Alumina Thin Films
Technology Description This technology is a novel method for producing near-atomically smooth, porous alumina thin films by spin coating, in ambient conditions, using aqueous precursors. By utilizing this method, the refractive index of the alumina thin film is tunable from 1.56 to 1.26 by the introduction of a nonionic surfactant in the aqueous pr...
Published: 5/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Douglas Keszler, Cory Perkins, Ryan Mansergh, Juan Ramos
Keywords(s): anti-reflective coating, Nanofabrication, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, solar cell, Solar flux absorption, Solar Thermal, surface chemistry, Thermal Management, Thin layer chromatography
Category(s): Engineering
Fluidic devices with photo-actuated gates and re-patternable channels
Technology Description This patented technology (US 8,580,161) describes ways of controlling fluid movement in microfluidic devices and microwell plates. Fluid movement is achieved by controlling gating, valving, and permeation using light-actuated compounds such as a spiropyran. Prototypes have been tested in the lab and we are looking for a lice...
Published: 5/20/2016   |   Inventor(s): Vincent Remcho, Jintana Nammoonnoy, Myra Koesdjojo
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Biological & Environmental Engineering, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Diagnostic, Medical Science & Technologies, Multiplexing, Nanotechnology, Physics / Applied Engineering, Research Tools
Category(s): Device, Chemical, Chemistry, Diagnostics, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Research Tools
Micromixer for Nanomaterial Production
Technology Description This microreactor will mix the reactants in a micro-scale mixer, because of the better heat and mass transfer in it. There are many variations of micromixer devices that one could make. For example, the device could have one fluid inlet channel or multiple fluid inlet channels. There could be multiple pathways that vary in wi...
Published: 5/19/2016   |   Inventor(s): Brian Paul, Anna Garrison
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical & Areospace Engineering, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Engineering
Microchemical Microfactories
Technology Description The microchemical nanofactories(MN) are an apparatus and system for creating specialty chemicals, such as dendrimers. This apparatus has a laminated, microfluidic structure with a reactor and a separator. The reactor part can finish the micro-mixing and control the temperature of reactants, either a heater or a cooler. The se...
Published: 5/18/2016   |   Inventor(s): Brian Paul, Chih-hung Chang, Vincent Remcho
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical & Areospace Engineering, Microchannel, Mixing, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Engineering
Low Cost Methods for Producing Microchannel Process Technology
Technology Description This manufacturing architecture uses microchannel flow inserts to eliminate the need for small photochemically-machined features, thereby enabling the use of stamping and, in turn, improving the material utilization and reducing the cost of compact, microchannel heat exchangers made from refractory alloys needed for high-temp...
Published: 5/17/2016   |   Inventor(s): Brian Paul, Samuel Brannon
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemical Synthesis, Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Energy Storage, Heat exchangers, Heat Transfer, Manufacturing, Mechanical & Areospace Engineering, Metal Alloy, Microchannel, Mixing, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Physical Science, Physics / Applied Engineering, Process/Procedure, Reactor, Research Tools
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Medical Devices, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Research Tools, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies, Transportation
SOFC Anode
Technology Description This invention reduces fuel requirements for the operations/shutdown of the SOFC system by allowing shut down of the fuel flow first. Prior solutions require maintaining fuel flow while shutting down the air from first to the fuel cell during shutdown. This leads to a loss of fuel during shutdown of the fuel cell operation. D...
Published: 5/13/2016   |   Inventor(s): Richard Peterson, Ravi Prasad, Daniel Kearl
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Materials Science, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Engineering
MEMS-Based Fuel Cell
Technology Description This invention describes the fuel cell architecture and the means to fabricate this architecture that would likely result in a high performance micro-fuel cell. The use of MEMS-based fabrication techniques for the manufacture of fuel cells offers the promise of increased performance out of a small package. Performance paramet...
Published: 9/30/2009   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Kearl, David Champion, Gregory Herman, Richard Peterson
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Nanotechnology
Category(s): Nanoscience & Microtechnologies
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