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Compounds for Lanthanide Ion Luminescence and Singlet Oxygen Generation
BackgroundThere is ongoing research towards the development of molecules with dual applications, such as light emission, to enable tracking by luminescence imaging. Singlet oxygen is cytotoxic; thus, it has use in photodynamic therapy, agricultural plague control, such as compounds with nematocidal and larvicidal properties, and in effluent treatme...
Published: 7/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, Manuel (Alex) Gracia-Nava, Katherine Johnson
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Category(s): Chemical, Physical Sciences
Enhancing Kinetics of Biodiesel Production Using Morpholine
BackgroundWith the ever-growing environmental issues such as air pollution and climate change, there is increased research in the solution of minimizing the use of fossil fuels. Biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel have been chosen by governments to be the best possible substitutes. Because of the popularization of biofuels, there is a need f...
Published: 7/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Dev Chidambaram, Dharshini Bala
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Chemical, Physical Sciences
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
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
Two-Axis High-Speed Beam-Steering Mirror Design
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 design relates to a light-beam steering device whose support platform can be simultaneously rotated in...
Published: 1/22/2013   |   Inventor(s): John Sutko, Nelson Publicover
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Engineering & Manufacturing, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Information & Communication Technologies, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
High Power-Density Plane-Surface Heating Element
Conventional flat-plate heating elements consist of a resistive element that is encapsulated in electrical insulation. With application of electrical power, current flows in the resistive element, generating heat. The resistive element temperature rises and heat is conducted across the insulation. At high power-density, the low thermal conducta...
Published: 7/24/2012   |   Inventor(s): Richard Wirtz, Sean Penley
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Category(s): Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Materials, Physical Sciences, Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport