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Methods for Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition
Technology Description Oregon State university researchers have created a method and device for in-situ microwave annealing to assist Atomic Layer deposition (ALD). This technology will allow for improved ALD film properties at lower temperatures. The technology allows for improvements such as eliminating the need to remove the substrate and film between...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): John Conley
Keywords(s): Atomic layer deposition (ALD), energy enhanced ALD, in-situ annealing, microwave annealing
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Hybrid Silicon-Transparent Conductive Oxide Multiplexing Optical Transmitters
Technology Description This device is a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmitter that boasts high speed, energy efficiency, and thermal free optical tuning that can be used for large scale optical connects within data centers. This technology uses hybrid silicon-transparent conductive oxide (Si-TCO) devices, especially micro-ring resonators...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Alan Wang
Keywords(s): multiplexing transmitter, optical interconnects
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Physical Science
Thermally Actuated Freshwater Recovery System for Fracking Wastewater
Technology Description This technology, a product of Oregon State University research, details a device for the efficient treatment of wastewater produced from hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Relying upon the properties of water azeotropes and humid gas thermodynamics, this system is capable of treating water with a wide range and high concentration...
Published: 11/26/2019   |   Inventor(s): Bahman Abbasi
Keywords(s): wastewater treatment
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
High Flux Resistance Heating Rod
Technology Description This technology provides for improved simulation of nuclear reactor fuel rod pulsation for research and testing purposes. The device is a resistive heating filament capable of producing 2.5 MW/m2 of energy in a matter of tens of milliseconds with an outer diameter of less than a centimeter (0.9525 cm). This responsive heating...
Published: 11/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Daniel LaBrier, Wade Marcum, Jim Nylander, Aaron Weiss, Salem Sharaf
Keywords(s): boiling, critical heat flux, nuclear
Category(s): Diagnostics, Device, Engineering, Physical Science, Research Tools, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Aqueous solution precursors for conductive oxide thin films
Technology Description Inventors at OSU have developed a method for creating conductive oxide thin films from aqueous precursor solutions that have high density, low surface roughness, high optical transmissivity, and good electronic properties. This solution processing method of preparing the conductive oxide thin films has a lower energy cost than...
Published: 11/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cory Perkins, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): aqueous chemistry, semiconductor, transparent conductive oxide thin films
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Apparatus for Water Desalination
Technology Description This technology is a device that can utilize low-grade heat for efficient desalination with minimal fouling. It achieves zero liquid discharge through its utilization of high velocity gases and gas-solid separators to atomize highly saline water. The technology is modular, portable, and is running-cost competitive with large...
Published: 11/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Bahman Abbasi
Keywords(s): Fluidized bed, Thermocompressor, Water desalination
Category(s): Engineering, Chemical, Device, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Solution Deposition of Amorphous Zirconia Thin Films
Technology Description OSU researchers have developed methods of making amorphous zirconium and hafnium halogenides with aqueous solution processing. The resulting films are extremely smooth, nearly as dense as fully densified crystalline films, and have high optical transparency. The solution deposition process eliminates the need for processing under...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): James Sommers, Jenn Amador, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): alkali diffusion barrier, thin film, zirconia and hafnia thin films
Category(s): Chemical, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science
Solution Deposition of Transparent Conductive Oxide Thin Films
Technology Description This technology is an aqueous solution deposition process for making high quality thin films of tin oxide, tin antimony oxide, and doped compositions of both. Films made by these methods are extremely smooth, highly transparent, and can be made at variable thicknesses from several nanometers up to a micron. The electrical and...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Cory Perkins, Douglas Keszler
Keywords(s): solution deposition, thin film, Transparent Conductive Oxides
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Extrusion System for 3D Printing of Viscous Elastomers
Technology Description Researchers at OSU have developed a novel 3D print system that enables precision printing of complex structures from flexible elastomers, including multiple component curing silicone. Two or more precursors are pumped to the printhead for mixing and extrusions, while temperature and rheological properties are monitored and controlled....
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Osman Yirmibesoglu, Yigit Menguc
Keywords(s): 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, polymer, silicone elastomers, Soft Robotics
Category(s): Engineering, Device, Materials Science, Physical Science, Research Tools
Cu-based Bulk Metallic Glass Alloy Compositions
Technology Description This invention describes bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy compositions based on a Cu-Zr-Hf-Al quaternary system with the addition of a small amount of additional alloying elements. The technology further describes methods of casting the alloy compositions in a manner that maintains amorphous structure in three dimensions larger...
Published: 7/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Donghua Xu, Jaskaran Saini, Collin Palian
Keywords(s): copper alloys, high performance alloys, metallic glass, quaternary alloy
Category(s): Engineering, Materials Science, Physical Science
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