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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New strategy for local diffusion of dopants in crystalline siliconA new methodology to replace conventional diffusion processes has been developed and patented. This simple procedure offers a wide versatility, since it allows the creation of locally doped regions without photolithography steps while simultaneously reducing the global thermal budget of the emitter creation process. The potential of the method has been already confirmed for silicon solar cell applications. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Reconfigurable beam reflectarray antenna for frequencies in the range of terahertz and millimeter waveThe reflectarray antenna consists of a flat array of phase-shifter cells (reflectarray) illuminated by a feeder, which produces an electronically reconfigurable collimated or shaped beam, where the cells (3b) consist of several stacked layers of conductive elements (4c, 4e, 4d, 4f) on a dielectric substrate (7c, 7d) alternated with layers of liquid crystal (5c, 5d) and a conductive plane (9). Applying bias voltages in the conducting elements, the dielectric constant of the liquid crystal varies producing a phase shift of the reflected field in each cell, allowing for a electronic beam scanning or reconfiguration. Including multiple layers of conductive elements and liquid crystal, improves the bandwidth and the performance of the beam scanning or reconfiguration. The antenna can be applied to observation satellites, communications and security systems.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Multilevel Active-Clamped Electrical Energy ConverterA new multilevel conversion technique has been developed to produce efficient, compact, and easily scalable electrical energy converters to be employed in dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac, single- or multiple-phase, conversion applications with unidirectional or bidirectional power flow. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New robust and reliable chromatic dispersion measurement systemNew chromatic dispersion measurement techniques have been developed to improve some weakness of current commercial analyzers. The technology based on detection of amplitude nulls allows a significant reduction of the cost and complexity. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Low-power FOCV MPPT controller with automatic adjustment of the sampling time and periodA new simple control scheme for dynamically adjusting the sampling time and period of a Fractional Open Circuit Voltage (FOCV) MPPT controller has been developed and patented. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Measuring Technique for Reducing the Number of Voltage Sensors in a Modular Multilevel ConverterUsing this measuring technique, each voltage sensor is able to measure the capacitor voltages of multiple Sub-Modules (SMs) of a Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC). The proposed technique highly reduces the number of voltage sensors used in MMCs, reducing the costs and complexity of the data acquisition system. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:NEW SOLUTION TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE WEAR IN GEAR USEFUL FOR WIND TURBINESA new system to prevent the excessive wear in a tooth gear has been developed and patented. The system is specially developed to prevent the wear at the pitch and/or yaw gear tooth systems from the wind turbines but it could be used in others gears applications. Partners to further develop the system and/ or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Dynamic control device for optimization and reduction of energy consumption in lighting of closed spacesA new methodology for the dynamic control of lighting in closed spaces has been patented and developed. The new device can be easily implemented in buildings and allows energy savings up to 85%. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
University of Vigo posted this:New non-destructive method for “in situ” monitoring of anticorrosive protection of organic coatingsThe main novelty of the device and procedure is the new portable sensor adaptable to virtually any surface. The device, fixable by vacuum to the surface under study, makes possible the measurement of the electrochemical interfacial impedance, that is the main parameter of interest for adherence quality and anti-corrosion performance.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Photo-thermoelectric cell for the conversion of thermal energy into electricityPhoto-thermoelectric cell for the conversion of thermal energy into electricity The Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) has developed a photo-thermoelectric cell with spectral selectivity to visible and infrared lights. If the cell is part of a thermoelectric generator, the device allows the conversion of the heat produced by incident radiation into electrical energy, due to the temperature difference established in the cell. This technology can also be used to take advantage of the residual heat of machines or electrical circuits. Industrial partners from the energy industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Gold catalysts supported on mixed oxides highly efficient and stable in the Water Gas Shift reactionCSIC, in collaboration with the University of Seville, has developed the synthesis of gold catalysts highly efficient in the Water Gas Shift Reaction (WGS). The catalysts, based on gold supported on CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 mixed oxides with hydrotalcite structure, are able to work without any pre-treatment and are robust against changes in the reaction operation conditions, that make them very useful for production and/or H2 purification processes for fuel processors coupled to fuel cells. An offer for Patent Licensing
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel 3D-polymeric monolithic catalystResearchers from Inorganic Chemistry Department at the University of Alicante have developed a new procedure to obtain heterogeneous monolithic catalysts with polymeric support that allow to accelerate catalytic reactions in an optimal way at moderate temperatures, being especially suitable in Preferential Oxidation of Carbon in Hydrogen Rich Gases (CO-PROX). These novel catalysts have been manufactured by 3D printing with complex geometries, improving the performance of current supports. These heterogeneous catalysts are characterized because they have similar conversion and selectivity profiles to current unsupported powder catalysts. They have increased catalytic activity during prolonged reaction times and greater resistance to friction wear. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cellsThe Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its derivatives) at high temperature and allows to obtain metal-free carbon materials with a high performance, in a very simple, fast way and in a single stage. These novel materials are characterized by their excellent catalytic activity and selectivity in the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium, they are very stable and resistant to methanol and carbon monoxide poisoning, and above all, they stand out for their low manufacturing cost, which makes them promising candidates to replace the current commercial platinum-based catalysts. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
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Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University posted this:UAV-mobile geophysical complex for oil and gas exploration and productionNSU developed a UAV-mobile complex for geophysical research. It uses a high-frequency and highly sensitive vector magnetometer, gamma-spectrometer, gas analyzer, as well as special software for data processing, which creates a high-precision description of the depth of occurrence and morphology of magnetic anomaly with the size of up to tens of centimeters and less. Due to this, the costs of exploration are significantly, often more than 10 times lower than using conventional methods.