Universidad de Alicante posted this:Multicapillary nebulizer for simultaneous nebulization of two or more liquids A Spanish university research group has developed a new pneumatic multicapillary nebulizer which allows the simultaneous nebulization of two or more liquids, miscible or immiscible between them. This device offers the possibility of simplifying the analysis process, reducing the consumption of resources and a high mixing efficiency is achieved. A laboratory-constructed prototype is available for any demonstration. The research group is looking for companies interested in license agreement.
DIT Hothouse posted this:iSeal: Advanced Surface Treatment for Protection against TribocorrosionThis invention is based on the application of a hybrid organic/inorganic treatment onto an exposed surface – either as a stand-alone treatment or as a sealant. The treatment is applied using an electrochemical deposition technique, allowing for the development of conformal coatings, irrespective of design complexity. Layer thicknesses are low (10-100nm) but resistance in corrosive marine environments indicate corrosion rates comparable to technologies currently employed by the aerospace and automotive industries. Corrosion rates are reduced by between 103 and 105 times, dependant on the nature of the porous coating. Tests on metallic coatings indicated a reduction in corrosion rates of approximately 103-104 while tests on ceramic coatings indicated a reduction in corrosion rates of approximately 105. By applying the hybrid treatment as a sealant treatment onto a porous wear resistant coating, concerns regarding the effect of mechanical damage are dramatically reduced. In addition, surface roughness levels are similar to electropolished finishes.
Fundació URV posted this:Acrylic thermosets prepared by dual curing at room temperature fit for coatings and adhesivesFormulations for the preparation of thermosets by dual curing, at room temperature in two stages, stable over time, from the reaction of amine compounds with 2 or more N-H bonds with a vinyl compounds with a minimum of 2 double α, β- conjugated bonds to carbonyl ester groups and further polymerization of vinyl groups in excess, with completely controlled characteristics of the material at the intermediate stage.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New family of dyesThe main innovative aspects of this technology regarding current methods of synthesis are: • The indolizine dyes are obtained in one step from commercially available materials, unlike current procedures, which involve multiple steps. This is an advantage in the production process, as it reduces costs, increases the final yield and less waste is generated. • The procedure is based on a very simple treatment which produces indolizine dyes in yields higher than 70%. • The present invention does not require the use of inert atmosphere, dry solvents or physical activation (heat or radiation) to obtain the final product. • Unlike other methodologies for preparing indolizine dyes (requiring temperatures around 100°C), this process is carried out at room temperature and atmospheric pressure, which simplifies the method and decreases production costs. • This is an environmentally friendly technology because it does not use solvents such as dioxane, pyridine, chloroform or benzene, which are used in other methods and are characterized by their high toxicity and demonstrated carcinogenicity. • The selectivity of the reaction is very high. The indolizine dye is obtained with absolute control, obtaining a single isomer of the ten possible.
uacoopera posted this:Tungsten carbide based composite material, the appropriate method of production and applicationThe preferential production method of the composite material involves the sputtering for the modification of the particle surface by coating them with a nanocrystalline layer of iron-rich metallic binder with variable thickness. The rest of the processing follows the traditional powder metallurgy routes with pressing and sintering in a vacuum furnace. After processing, the composite contains tungsten carbide phase, eta-phase and iron rich binder.
Universitat de València posted this:Micromechanical dry exfoliation deviceThe main advantages provided by the invention are: Versatility: the method is applicable to any layered material and on any type of substrate. Simplicity: the method consists in a dry exfoliation without adhesive materials. Quality and reproducibility: the exfoliation is clean (no trace of adhesive), reproducible and it does not produce defects in the substrate. Efficiency: it is possible to deposit a high density of atomically thin layers of the material. Control: it is possible to control the pressure exerted, allowing for a fine-tuning of the deposition conditions depending on the nature of the layered material manipulated.
Universitat de València posted this:Software for atmospheric gases compensation in infrared spectra• Easy to use: a blank spectrum with water vapor, CO2 and other interfering vapours has to be obtained under the same measurement conditions as those employed for the acquisition of the spectra to be corrected, straightforward selection of relative absorbance values • Fast: very fast computation as the algorithm is not complex • Universal: the compensation method can be applied in a vast amount of situations (different samples and sampling devices, different measurement conditions). Compensation of other gases different to H2O and CO2. • This method do not use spectra smoothing, avoiding distortion of infrared bands from the analytes. • Improvement of the results obtained employing commercially available software tool.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Protective coating for metal implants: effective protection against heavy metal ions release, high durability, simplicity of production and relatively low priceThe main innovative aspects of the invention are: •highly effective protection against corrosion of the implant surface in the environment of body fluids resulting in a significant reduction of the release of metal ions into the body; •high durability of the coating; •simple manufacturing method; •relatively low price.
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CREB-UPC posted this:Tantalum foams for orthopaedic applications- Easy manufacture. - High degree of porosity (60-80%), high interconnectivity between pores and with a pore diameter greater than 100 µm allowing vascular invasion and bone inward. - With a specially roughened surface topography. - The Young’s modulus (0.5-2%GPa) is very close to that of subchondral bone, enhancing the mechanical biocompatibility. - High surface roughness in conjunction with a low elastic modulus cause fric-tion between the outer surface of the foam and the surrounding bone. It is ap-proximately 1.5 times greater than the friction produced by conventional mesh systems or with titanium or cobalt-chromium spherules, achieving an excel-lent primary stability of the implant.
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Electroless Deposition of Thin Copper-Molybdenum Layers for ULSI ApplicationsElectroless deposition of thin copper-molybdenum layers is a method of producing highly reliable nano-wires for interconnect applications to solve the problems in the use of copper interconnects. By adding small amount of molybdenum the copper resistance to electromigration is increased. This reduces corrosion and prevents contamination of the silicon substrate. This innovation is of major importance to the manufacturers of ultra large-scale integration (ULSI) applications. Copper is a preferred material and is lower in cost, hence this innovation can significantly impact on both profit margins and performance in the ULSI industry. Project ID : 11-2007-121
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:High Current Superconducting leadsA buffer layer of Yttrium stabilized Zirconia is introduced which allows the growth of high fidelity thick (> 1 micron) layers of superconducting YBCO on sapphire substrates. The high buffer quality is achieved by sputtering the material from a YSZ target unto the sapphire substrate held at a temperature higher than the growth temperature of the HTS films to be deposited subsequently, above 900C. From these thick layers, superconducting leads are prepared which are suitable for use in supercooled magnets such as in MRI machines and Maglev generators. Project ID : 11-2011-243
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Thin Film transparent conducting nanowires for display panelsThin Film transparent conducting nanowires for display panels Project ID : 11-2012-336
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Super Organic Tunable and White-Light Emitting Diode (OLED) by a Natural Chromophore Separation MatrixA bio-organic framework of mucin, controlling electronic interactions between two or more energetically interacting materials, is presented. The hydrophilic mucins act as a host material for introduced nano-sized hydrophobic dyes. These can be combined in any proportion to generate photo-luminescent emitters fully tunable to any visible wavelength. The technology can provide a process for efficient and low-cost production of coatings with photo-luminescent properties. Mucins are derived from a variety of bio sources, such as bovines or ovines. We have developed a proprietary method for extracting mucins from jellyfish and are able to fabricate a homogenous photo-luminescent coating capable of controlling the emitted wavelength to any RGB combination. Project ID : 3-2012-387
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Rhenium Nanostructures and ElectrodepositionRhenium (Re) exhibits a unique combination of properties qualifying it to be a high performance engineering material, for applications in aerospace, electronics, medical devices and fuel cells. Rhenium has the second highest melting point of all metals, the third highest Young’s modulus of elasticity and the fourth highest density. While the other refractory metals have a body centered cubic (bcc) structure, Re has a hexagonal close packed (hcp) structure. Consequently, it does not possess a ductile-to-brittle transition and, therefore, can safely be used at subzero temperatures. In addition Re has a creep-rupture strength over a wide high temperature range, up to about 2000°C. These properties imply that structures made of Re have excellent mechanical stability and rigidity, enabling the design of parts with thin sections, extremely attractive for high-temperature structural and high energy system applications. Re nanostructures are likely to exhibit remarkable advantages over other nanostructured metals. Project ID : 3-2012-389