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Propane Dehydrogenation over Carbide Catalysts with High Selectivity
Summary: Iowa State University researchers have developed a propane dehydrogenation method to transform shale gas efficiently to propylene, which allows a new route to the second most abundant polymer, polypropylene. This is the first example of using carbide nanostructures for the catalytic dehydrogenation of propane, propylene selectivity was sho...
Published: 9/13/2017
Category(s): Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Method for Synthesizing Magnet Alloys via Thermal Spray Using Recycled Material
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method to recycle rare earth elements (REE) waste from magnet processing as well as REE from end-of-life magnets using a very simple and economical process. The process involves creating new magnetic material through a thermal spray technique, resulting in magnets with...
Published: 9/1/2017
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Synthesis of pure or doped porous oxide materials through self-assembly of coordination polymerization
Summary: A simple, effective and controllable synthetic method for porous materials for markets of photo-catalysis, carbon capture, gas storage & separation and beyond Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Porous materials are of technological significance in a broad range of market applications in catalysis, CO2 capture, gas storage, se...
Published: 7/25/2017
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Autonomously self-healing and self-strengthening polymer-metal composites
Summary: Autonomously self-healing and self-strengthening polymer-metal composites developed at Iowa State University have the potential to impact many material markets. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Despite self-healing technology being available since 2001, there are limited commercial examples of self-healing materials. ISURF 04588...
Published: 7/25/2017
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Highly porous thermoelectric nanocomposite with low thermal conductivity
Summary: Iowa State University researchers have developed a method for making a thermoelectric nanocomposites using limited materials. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: ISU researches have developed a method of making porous bismuth telluride selenide (Bi2(Te,Se)3), a superior replacement in thermoelectric devices to bismuth telluride(B...
Published: 7/12/2017
Category(s): Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Materials
Rapid Enrichment of Viable Bacteria using Magnetic Ionic Liquids for PCR Amplification and Culture-Based Diagnostics
Summary: ISU researchers have developed new molecules with an accompanying method to preconcentrate bacteria for rapid detection for food safety testing. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: The detection of viable bacteria in food, environmental, or clinical samples is limited by time-consuming enrichment procedures (e.g., overnight cultur...
Published: 6/2/2017
Category(s): Life Sciences, Materials, Research Tools & Design Tools
Aluminum-Alkaline Metal-Metal Composite Conductor
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a high strength, lightweight aluminum wire for high-voltage power transmission with reduced electrical resistance for overhead electrical lines. Description: High-voltage electric power transmission cables based on pure aluminum strands with a stranded steel core (ACSR) ...
Published: 5/24/2017
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Materials
Preparation of mixed metal chalcogenides by mechanochemical processsing and exfoliation
Summary: ISU and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method for easily creating interlayer solid solutions of mixed metal chalcogenides. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: Mixed metal chalcogenides have numerous application as oil lubricant additives, photocatalysts, battery materials, super-capacitor electrodes, thermoelectric m...
Published: 5/24/2017
Category(s): Materials
Improved Spinach Aptamer Ligands
Summary: Improved spinach (and broccoli) aptamer ligands for in vitro applications delivering increased signal intensity when associated with the target aptamer. Stage3.png Development Stage: Description: Light-up aptamers,which create a fluorescent signal on binding to their ligands, are promising sensors for in vitro homogeneous assays and for ...
Published: 4/12/2017
Category(s): Imaging, Life Sciences, Materials, Research Tools & Design Tools
Modular Unit for Thermal Conductivity Measurements in Multiple Cryogenic/Magnetic Field Environments
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a modular sample stage and thermal conductivity measurement device that is compatible with a variety of cryogenic and magnetic field apparatus. This modular device allows for easy switching between apparatus to perform a variety of measurements without sample or thermome...
Published: 2/16/2017
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials, Research Tools & Design Tools, Ames Laboratory
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