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Metal Organic Frameworks for Scintillation Detection of Low Energy Radionuclides
Scintillating metal-organic framework (MOF) particles provide enhanced and robust low-energy β emission sensing in aqueous systems. In addition to being stable and dispersive in aqueous solutions, the scintillating -MOFs are stable and functional in a wide range of organic and aqueous-organic systems and uniquely allow control of excitonic transport...
Published: 10/25/2021   |   Inventor(s): Craig Aspinwall, Chen-Yi Ke, Minhui Han, Brian Zacher
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Diagnostic, Technology Classifications > Research Tools > Screening assays, Technology Classifications > Research Tools > Reagents
Stick and Peel Probe for Analysis of Defects under Operando Conditions in Perovskite Materials for Manufacturing or Quality Control
A “stick and peel” removable electrochemical probe is used for solvent-free characterization of semiconductor films or optoelectronic devices. The invention may be used to analyze electronic materials such as a metal halide perovskite, an organic semiconductor, a nanocrystalline (quantum dot) thin film, metal oxides, a material blend or...
Published: 6/11/2021   |   Inventor(s): Michel De Keersmaecker, Erin Ratcliff, Neal Armstrong
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Sugar-Based Low Molecular Weight Hydrogels from Alkyl Glycolipids
University of Arizona researchers have created sugar-based low molecular weight hydrogels that spontaneously self-assemble through weak, noncovalent intermolecular interactions. These gels are thixotropic, biocompatible, and biodegradable. Despite being held together through non-covalent interactions, these hydrogels exhibit greater mechanical strength...
Published: 3/26/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jeanne Pemberton, Laurel Kegel, Yu-Cheng Wang
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Remediation, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > MEMS & Nanotechnology, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Dermatology, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Musculoskeletal Disorders, Orthopedics/Bone, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Regenerative Medicine / Tissue Engineering, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Wound Healing, Technology Classifications > Life Sciences > Drug Delivery, Technology Classifications > Materials > Biocompatible, Technology Classifications > Materials > Biomaterials, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic, Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials
Photochemically Stable, Non-Leaching, Bridged Polysilsesquioxane Based Sunscreens
This technology is a non-toxic, long-lasting sun protection based on nanoparticles of bridged polysilsesquioxanes. Background: UV radiation (100 – 400 nm) represents ~10% of electromagnetic radiation (sunlight) that reaches the Earth's surface, and can be separated into three main types: UVC (100 – 290 nm), which has the shortest...
Published: 9/15/2020   |   Inventor(s): Douglas Loy, Stephanie Tolbert
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Dermatology, Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Materials > Polymers
High Verdet Constant Polymer Magnetic Nanoparticle Materials for Magneto-Optic Devices
University of Arizona researchers have developed high Verdet constant thin films using polymer-nanoparticle composite material. The invention provides for uniform distribution of nanoparticles in a polymer matrix. The resulting inexpensive material possesses very high Verdet constants, exceeding one million / T-m. This material enables replacement of...
Published: 3/10/2020   |   Inventor(s): Dong-Chul Pyun, Robert Norwood, Kyle Carothers, Lindsey Holmen, Tobias Kochenderfer, Nicholas Lyons
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Optical, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lens & System Design, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Telecommunications > Electro-Optic Devices, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals, Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Materials > Polymers
Packed Bed Scintillation Particles for Radioisotope Detection and Separations
University of Arizona researchers have developed hydrophilic scintillation microparticles made with polystyrene cores, doped with a scintillator material, and encapsulated with a thin silica coating. The resulting microparticles are hydrophilic and can be easily surface modified to provide a variety of purposes in radioisotope activity detection, such...
Published: 2/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Craig Aspinwall, Minhui Han, Colleen Janczak
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation > Microfluidics, Technology Classifications > Materials > Chemicals, Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Research Tools > Protein, Technology Classifications > Research Tools > Screening assays, Technology Classifications > Sensors & Controls > Particle & Radiation
Voltage-Controlled Magnetic Devices
This technology enables nonvolatile, reversible control of magnetic anisotropy through voltage induced reversible oxidation. Non-exclusive licenses are available to the resulting US Patent 9,779,865. Background: Using magnetic fields and spin-polarized currents have proven inefficient methods to control the magnetic properties of solids....
Published: 6/11/2019   |   Inventor(s): Weigang Wang, Chong Bi
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics, Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Materials > Processing
High Verdet Constant Polymer-Magnetic Nanoparticle Materials for Magneto-Optic Devices
Polymer-nanoparticle composite materials exhibit much higher Verdet constant performance than the currently-used inorganic metal oxide materials commonly referred to as "garnets," such as terbium gallium garnet (TGG). While TGG has a Verdet constant of around 2000-3000 degrees/Tesla meter, the inventive materials have achieved a Verdet constant...
Published: 1/15/2019   |   Inventor(s): Dong-Chul (Jeffrey) Pyun, Robert Norwood
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Materials > Polymers
Aligned Graphene Carbon Nanotubes as 3D Electrodes
Researchers at the University of Arizona have succeeded in fabricating 3D nanostructured carbon electrodes in a novel method that is fast and inexpensive, using graphene and magnetic field aligned carbon nanotubes. The electrodes can be used in other electrochemical devices as well, such as glucose monitor, bio-analytic sensors etc. When formed into...
Published: 12/30/2018   |   Inventor(s): Palash Gangopadhyay, Scott Tan
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Energy, Cleantech & Environmental > Energy Collection, Storage & Battery, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Materials & Fabrication
Tunability of the Phase in Quantum-Like Mechanical Elastic Systems
This technology is an approach that gives the user the ability to tune phononic crystals and acoustic metamaterials to have specific quantum computing properties. Background: Metamaterials, artificially fabricated materials in which small structures can be arranged within a material in order, can give said material new properties that are not inherent...
Published: 3/8/2016   |   Inventor(s): Pierre Deymier, Keith Runge
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Materials & Fabrication, Technology Classifications > Materials > Nanomaterials, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Sensors and Detection, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Quantum Computing
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