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Alignment Promoted in Heat Treatable Magnets Through Application of External Applied Magnetic Field at the Start of Binder-Assisted Molding
Summary: Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method to produce sintered, final-shape magnets with high density and aligned microstructure. The resulting permanent magnets feature higher energy product and improved remanence versus standard processing, with improved performance in motors and generators. Descripti...
Published: 11/20/2017
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Materials
Particle jamming for controllable adhesion
Summary: Iowa State University researchers have developed a technology where an adhesive can be rapidly switched from a high to low state through a digital or mechanical trigger, enabling adhesion at surfaces to be controlled. The adhesive is strong, yet easily removable and reusable. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Iowa State Univers...
Published: 10/18/2017
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
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. Description: Despite self-healing technology being available since 2001, there are limited commercial examples of self-healing materials. ISURF 04588 demonstrates the the applicat...
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
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