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Synthesis of soluble nanographene structures by alkyne annulations
Background: This is a method of synthesis for soluble nanographene structures. These soluble nanographenes have interesting and useful optical and electronic properties that can be used in applications such as organic light emitting diodes, organic field effect transistors, sensors, and non-linear optics. These nanographenes are “soft” ...
Published: 4/3/2018   |   Inventor(s): Wesley Chalifoux
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Category(s): Chemical
Bottom-Up Synthesis Of Graphene Nanoribbons
Background: Graphene has seized the interest of many researchers and scientists because of its unique electronic, thermal, mechanical, and optical properties. There is an added benefit to producing narrower strips of graphene, known as graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), because of their expanded array of uses. Researchers at the University of Nevada, R...
Published: 4/3/2018   |   Inventor(s): Wesley Chalifoux, Wenlong Yang, Kyle Sproul
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Category(s): Chemical
Redox switches for chemical detection, extraction, purification, catalysis, and data and energy storage
University of Nevada, Reno researchers Dr. Masahiro Muraoka, Dr. Stephen L. Gillett (Mackay School of Mines), and Dr. Thomas W. Bell (Department of Chemistry) have developed a redox-switchable material technology comprised of a redox-active material connected by adsorption and/or chemical bonding to a semiconductor. Technology Summary Redox-switcha...
Published: 9/23/2014   |   Inventor(s): Stephen Gillett, Thomas Bell, Masahiro Muraoka
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Category(s): Chemical, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Environment & Sustainability, Life Sciences, Materials, Physical Sciences
A method of controlling their self-assembly and three families of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals with broad application
The most familiar liquid crystals (LC) are found in the electronic display of mobile devices and computers. LC’s are both a material and a state of matter. This opportunity is protected by 4 issued patents. 3 patents protect 3 families of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLC) which have their own individual characteristics and applicatio...
Published: 7/18/2014   |   Inventor(s): Travis Carson, Sean Casey, Isaac Iverson, Wonewoo Seo, Suk-Wah Tam-Chang
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Category(s): Chemical, Construction & Built Environment, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Engineering & Manufacturing, Environment & Sustainability, Food & Drink, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Materials, Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Non-toxic, Low Cost Nitrogen Fixation by Titanium Dioxide
Dr. Glenn Miller, within the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) focuses on the transport and transformation of organic and inorganic compounds. Dr. Miller’s lab has a long-term interest in the environmental photochemistry of organic compounds, and recently is focusing on the photolysis of pes...
Published: 7/9/2013   |   Inventor(s): Glenn Miller, Ahmed Al-Taani
Keywords(s): Renewable Energy
Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Chemical, Life Sciences, Food & Drink, Energy & Renewables
Two-Dimensional Membrane and Polymers
The King Research Group, led by Benjamin King, at the University of Nevada, Reno Chemistry Department is interested in the chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS), liquid crystals, and advanced polymers. The group takes a physical organic approach involving methods from synthetic, mechanistic, computation, theoretical, polymer, and org...
Published: 6/27/2013   |   Inventor(s): Benjamin King, A. Dieter Schluter, Junji Sakamoto
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Chemical, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Engineering & Manufacturing, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Information & Communication Technologies, Life Sciences, Materials, Nanotechnology, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Light-Driven Rotary Molecular Motor
University of Nevada, Reno researchers, Joseph Cline and Thomas Bell, of the Department of Chemistry study the dynamics of small molecules that can be synthesized in two mirror-image forms, and have synthesized molecular-scale motors and actuators. Technology Summary Due to their proven operations and energy efficiency, biomolecular motors have em...
Published: 6/21/2013   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Bell, Joseph Cline, Christine Cremo, Stephen Gillett, John Frederick
Keywords(s): Renewable Energy
Category(s): Chemical, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Engineering & Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Materials, Nanotechnology, Physical Sciences, Environment & Sustainability, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Method of generating high temporal and spatial resolution images using scanning microscopes
University of Nevada, Reno researchers Nelson Publicover and John Sutko in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Pharmacology, respectively, conduct research in the biomedical and medical fields. Their novel method relates to data generating and image containing the temporal and spatial locations of “di...
Published: 11/21/2012   |   Inventor(s): John Sutko, Nelson Publicover, Joshua Larkin
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Category(s): Chemical, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Environment & Sustainability, Food & Drink, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology