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  1. BackgroundA common feature in photovoltaic (PV) systems is that their power output is unpredictable and unstable in nature (intermittent). Various storage technologies can smooth the stochastic power output levels but are neither cost-effective nor efficient. In addition, many PV systems are typically connected to the power grid, letting users feed...
    Published: 2/15/2018
    Inventor(s): Joseph Azzolini, Meng Tao
  2. Aeronautics has grown exponentially within the past century and innovations within the have propelled an assortment of industries forward. Unfortunately, even though flight is the safest form of travel, there are still present dangers. Snow, ice, and frost formation on aircraft exteriors are known to have caused numerous aviation accidents. This pr...
    Published: 2/13/2018
    Inventor(s): Konrad Rykaczewski
  3. 1,3-butadiene is a highly useful chemical building block that is instrumental in the production of many fine and commodity chemicals. It is also an intermediate chemical in the production of synthetic rubbers. These rubbers have a wide range of applications across many fields, from tire production to medical equipment. The conventional method of 1,...
    Published: 11/28/2017
    Keywords(s): Biochemicals
  4. Due to the ease of application and their desirable properties, epoxies are one of the most commonly used thermoset polymers. They can be used in dental fillings, wind turbines, adhesives, corrosion protectants, and so much more. The reason why epoxy resins are available for such a large range of applications is due to the nature of epoxy structure ...
    Published: 10/25/2017
  5. Many countries are experiencing an increase in nitrate and fluoride contamination to their water supply due to the increase in fertilizer runoff, and aging infrastructure. Filter media is anything within a filter that changes that quality of water flowing through it. There and many types of media to choose from depending on the circumstances of one...
    Published: 8/10/2017
    Keywords(s): Environmental
  6. Radiotherapy is a common medical procedure, especially for the treatment of cancers such as head and neck, breast prostate, lung and rectum. It is a complex process aimed at maximizing delivery of the planned dose to the tumor sites while minimizing unnecessary radiation to healthy tissues. Today, radiotherapy procedures make use of image guidance ...
    Published: 6/21/2017
  7. In order to reduce the high costs associated with renewable power, there is a need to develop highly efficient photovoltaic materials, and III-V compound semiconductors offer a higher efficiency than conventional materials. However, high production costs limit widespread photovoltaic development. The substrates used to manufacture compound semicond...
    Published: 6/6/2017
    Inventor(s): Alan Chin, Cun-Zheng Ning
    Keywords(s): Energy, Solar cells
  8. Growing global demand and short supply have necessitated new methods to recover precious metals, especially for those in the platinum-group metals (PGMs). Thus, recovering precious metals from waste streams is becoming increasingly important. Practical limitations to recovering PGM from waste streams using conventional methods include labor, capit...
    Published: 10/19/2016
  9. The relative concentrations of various calcium and metal isotopes in the body can be an important diagnostic marker for numerous medical conditions. Certain Ca isotopes in blood or urine can be used to detect bone lesions/cancers, multiple myeloma and other metastases to bone, as well as to provide information regarding bone mineral balance (BMB). ...
    Published: 9/29/2016
  10. Enzyme-induced carbonate precipitation (EICP) is a technique used for soil stabilization. EICP cements soil particles together using urease enzymes to precipitate calcium carbonate in a water-based solution. EICP may be used as a means of improving the bearing capacity of soils, preventing erosion, and mitigating the potential for earthquakeÔÇÉinduce...
    Published: 8/26/2016

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