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  1. Modern security applications have improved tremendously through integrated circuit (IC) technology. IC introduced critical advancements in compliance and counterfeit identifiers through unique and covert markings. However, the lack of consistency, quality, and availability of covert marking systems prevent advancement within this field. Current te...
    Published: 7/27/2017
    Inventor(s): Michael Kozicki
  2. 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
  3. Silicon heterojunction (SHJ) technology can provide high solar cell efficiency and low cost in high volume manufacturing. Transparent conductive oxides (TCOs), a component in SHJ cells, can help achieve good conductivity and electrical contact with metals for transferring current. However, optimizing TCO layers in SHJ solar cells requires a tradeof...
    Published: 1/24/2017
    Inventor(s): Stanislau Herasimenka
  4. Stretchable and flexible electronics enable mobile health monitoring, a recently popular market trend. These devices can be integrated into medical sensors and displays. Wiring in the devices known as interconnects links vital components. Thus, to make the devices flexible, the interconnects must be flexible and stretchable as well. However, fabric...
    Published: 1/24/2017
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  5. As electronic devices become smaller, the need for higher efficiency electronic devices increases. Gallium nitride (GaN)-based materials recently emerged as a research focal point due to their greater power conversion efficiency compared to silicon-based materials. As a result, these materials produce smaller, faster transistors that can withstand ...
    Published: 1/24/2017
    Inventor(s): Srabanti Chowdhury, Dong Ji
  6. The exceptional electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties of diamonds make them ideal for applications in high power devices that need to operate in extreme temperature or radiation environments. Diamonds can improve performance and reduce the form factor in electronic devices. This would allow for smaller electronic control nodes, which are c...
    Published: 1/14/2017
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  7. Low work function electrodes have the potential to advance and enable technologies that rely on electron transfer, such as electron sources utilizing thermionic electron emitters. Conventional electron sources based on metallic cathodes operate at temperatures exceeding 1000°C. Lowering the operating temperature would lead to a simpler design, ...
    Published: 1/14/2017
  8. Diamond electronics can provide significant advances in electronics due to exceptional properties such as large bandgap energy, high thermal conductivity, a low dielectric constant, and resistance to radiation. Obtaining n-type and p-type electronic character through impurity doping is necessary for diamond electronics and optoelectronics. Manufact...
    Published: 1/14/2017
  9. Synthetic diamonds have a variety of applications, ranging from jewelry to semiconductors. One fabrication method, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), is ideal for applications that require high purity materials with minimal defects. Diamond growth utilizing PECVD employs a gas mixture of hydrogen, methane, and select dopants. These ...
    Published: 1/14/2017
  10. Functional coatings are essential to the development of next generation products in the textile, display, automotive, energy, and health care industries. While the performance of nanomaterial coatings is widely successful in the lab, there is no general method to form these coatings at a larger scale. Current attempts lack precision, scalability, a...
    Published: 12/12/2016
    Inventor(s): Zachary Holman, Peter Firth

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