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 new patent  Platform for liquid droplet formation and isolation

Embodiments are directed to a platform for liquid droplet generation and isolation for biochemical sensing and testing. An embodiment includes generator, fluid-exchange, and manipulator structures that are vertically aligned on a substrate to form a collection chamber. The generator structure is configured to form liquid droplets from a stream of... Northeastern University

Oil/surfactant mixtures for self-emulsification

Oil-in-water emulsions with small droplet sizes can be formed without requiring either microfluidisation or heating to cause phase inversion, but rather by simple mixing of a pre-mixed composition of oil and surfactant with aqueous material. The oil/surfactant compositions can be mixed with an excess volume of aqueous material to spontaneously... Northeastern University

Nanofluidic device for isolating, growing, and characterizing microbial cells

Nanofluidic devices and methods of the invention are capable of autonomously isolating individual microbial cells using constrictive channels and growing monocultures of the cells for automated characterization of their biochemical properties and interactions with mammalian cells. Single microbial cells, such as bacterial cells, are isolated directly from environmental sources and... Northeastern University

Low noise ultrathin freestanding membranes composed of atomically-thin 2d materials

The invention provides methods for direct growth of low noise, atomically thin freestanding membranes of two-dimensional monocrystalline or polycrystalline materials, such as transition metal chalcogenides including molybdenum disulfide. The freestanding membranes are directly grown over an aperture by reacting two precursors in a chemical vapor deposition process carried out at... Northeastern University

Nanotube-based biosensor for pathogen detection

A simple and highly sensitive single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) sensor is provided for detection of a variety of analytes, including small molecules, macromolecules, and pathogens. The high sensitivity, specificity, stability, and rapid operation of the sensor render it useful for detection and quantification of low level contaminants such as... Northeastern University

Nanoemulsion compositions of taxoid drugs, and methods for the use thereof to target cancer cells and cancer stem cells

A composition of an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)-taxoid conjugate encapsulated in an oil-in-water nanoemulsion (NE) drug delivery system. A method of treating cancer by administering an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition including a PUFA-taxoid conjugate encapsulated in an oil-in-water NE drug delivery system to a subject in need... Northeastern University

Cationic tags for attomole level detection of analytes by mass spectrometry

The invention provides methods of detecting an analyte by multi-stage mass spectrometry with improved S/N ratio. An analyte is labeled with a positively-charged mass tag to form a precursor ion that leads by anchimeric assistance to a greatly enhanced, analyte-characteristic first product ion that can, in turn, lead to a... Northeastern University

Software-defined implantable ultrasonic device for use in the internet of medical things

Implantable and wearable devices and system for transmitting signals ultrasonically through biological tissue are implemented based on an Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) platform software and hardware architecture. The devices are size-, energy-, and resource-constrained and implement ultrasonic communication protocols and communicate with each other through ultrasound.... Northeastern University

Mo-doped cozz-type ferrite composite material for use ultra-high frequency

A Co2Z hexaferrite composition is provided containing molybdenum and one or both of barium and strontium, having the formula (Ba2Sr(3-Z)Co(2+X))MoxFe(y-2x)O41 where x=0.01 to 0.20; y=20 to 24; and z=0 to 3. The composition can exhibit high permeabilities and equal or substantially equal values of permeability and permittivity while retaining low... Northeastern University

Highly reliable and compact universal power converter

A universal power converter of the present application may include a link stage between an input stage and an output stage that operates at a higher frequency than the frequency of the input power source. As a result, a more compact capacitor may be used, thus reducing the size of... Northeastern University

Internet-linked ultrasonic network for medical devices

A system and method is provided for transmitting signals ultrasonically among a network of implantable and wearable biological devices. The devices includes one or more implantable nodes, which include a sensing and/or actuating unit, at least one gateway node, and at least one access point node. Ultrasonic signals can be... Northeastern University

Ultrasonic network for wearable devices

An ultrasonic communication system and method provide a networking framework for wearable devices based on ultrasonic communications. The ultrasonic communication system and method incorporate a set of physical, data link, network and application layer functionalities that can flexibly adapt to application and system requirements to efficiently distribute information between ultrasonic... Northeastern University

Linearity enhancement low-power low-noise amplifiers biased in the subthreshold region

An amplifier and corresponding method include a field-effect transistor (FET) amplifier and a cascode FET. Each FET may operate with a positive ratio between its third-order nonlinearity coefficient and its linear gain. An inductor added at a gate of the cascode FET, operatively coupled with other components in a circuit,... Northeastern University

Collagenous tissue repair device

Methods and devices for tissue remodeling and repair of collagenous tissues, including tendons, ligaments, and bone, as well as scalable connective tissue manufacturing, are provided. Collagen fibers are assembled by extensional strain-induced flow crystallization of collagen monomers. Extensional strain also drives the fusion of already formed short collagen fibrils to... Northeastern University

Impedance calibration device for semiconductor device

An impedance calibration device for a semiconductor device includes a process sensor that detects a process condition for the semiconductor device and outputs a process signal, a temperature monitoring sensor that detects a temperature of the semiconductor device and outputs a temperature signal, a converter that converts the process signal... Northeastern University

Power conversion devices and control methods therefor

Power conversion devices with control algorithms that can solve the double frequency harmonic problem are provided, as are techniques for controlling power converters when the instantaneous values of input and output power are not the same.... Northeastern University

Nano- and micro-electromechanical resonators

A resonator including a piezoelectric plate and an interdigital electrode is provided. A ratio between a thickness of the plate and a pitch of the interdigital electrode may be from about 0.5 to about 1.5. A radiation detector including a resonator and an absorber layer capable of absorbing at least... Northeastern University

Intelligent cooperative control multi-unit permanent magnet synchronous motor

An intelligent cooperative control system and method thereof. A parallel structure for low-voltage multi-module permanent magnet synchronous motor cooperative control units is adopted to realize control of low-voltage high power, control of low-speed large torque and system redundancy control; a double-parallel PWM rectifier circuit structure is used, when the system... Northeastern University

Remote monitoring electricity demand of fused magnesium furnace group

A remote monitoring system and method for electricity demand of a fused magnesium furnace group. The system has a data acquisition device, a local PC, a cloud server and a remote PC. The data acquisition device has a voltage transformer, a current transformer, an active power transducer, a first slave... Northeastern University

Method of batching and scheduling for steelmaking production with plant-wide process consideration

Provided is a method of batching and scheduling for steelmaking production with plant-wide process consideration, including the steps of: establishing a mathematical model for quantitatively describing the decision problem of batching on steelmaking and continuous casting procedures; starting from the production capacity balance between parallel equipment of the same procedure,... Northeastern University

Device for controlled apical flow in cell culture inserts

A device for controlling apical flow to a cell culture includes an apical insert that defines at least one inlet channel extending from an inlet port to an apical feed port and at least one outlet channel extending from an apical effluent port to an outlet port. The apical insert... Northeastern University

Ultrasonic-based system for detection of metallic security threats containers on cargo

Proactively identifying and interdicting transport of commodities associated with illicit nuclear materials and nuclear weapons shielded by high Z-number materials, such as lead, can help ensure effective nuclear nonproliferation. In an embodiment, a method for imaging an object on a surface includes exciting a surface with ultrasonic excitation from an... Northeastern University

Pneumatic augmented reality tactile feedback platform

The present invention provides devices, systems and methods for providing a user with haptic feedback, thus connecting the user with a virtual or remote environment. The device includes a plurality of fluid compartments that can be expanded or collapsed to provide tactile sensations to a user. The device design can... Northeastern University

Method for sharing of unlicensed radio frequency bands by cellular lte and wifi networks

A coexistence scheme enables spectrally-efficient and fair spectrum sharing between a first wireless network and a coexisting wireless network in the same frequency bands. The spectrum sharing problem is modeled as a fairness constrained mixed integer nonlinear optimization problem, by jointly determining dynamic channel selection, carrier aggregation and fractional spectrum... Northeastern University

Characterization of dielectric slabs attached to the body using focused millimeter waves

A system for characterizing a dielectric object situated adjacent to an electrically conductive surface comprises a radiation source configured to radiate electromagnetic energy toward the dielectric object, and a receiver configured to receive scattered electromagnetic energy scattered by the dielectric object and the electrically conductive surface. The system may further... Northeastern University

Ultrasonic multiplexing network for implantable medical devices

A system and method for transmitting data ultrasonically through biological tissue employs a network of a plurality of nodes, at least a portion of the nodes implantable within the biological tissue. At least one implanted node includes a transmitter having an orthogonal frequency division multiplex signal generator to encode an... Northeastern University

Methods and systems for quantifying closeness of two sets of nodes in a network

Network-based relative proximity measures according to the present invention quantify the closeness between any two sets of nodes (e.g., drug targets and disease genes in a biological network, or groups of people in a social network). The proximity takes into account the scale-free nature of real-world networks and corrects for... Northeastern University

Fault diagnosis device based on common information and special information of running video information for electric-arc furnace and method thereof

A fault diagnosis method for an electrical fused magnesia furnace includes steps of: 1) arranging six cameras; 2) obtaining video information by the six cameras and sending the video information to a control center; then analyzing the video information by a chip of the control center; wherein a multi-view-based fault... Northeastern University

Disposable single cell array for personalized diagnostics

Paper-based single cell arrays are provided, as well as methods of making and using the arrays. The invention provides a low cost, high-throughput platform to detect and quantify different types of DNA damage at point-of-care without expensive equipment or highly trained personnel. Ordinary paper can be covered with multiple layers... Northeastern University

Fabrication of carbon nanoribbons from carbon nanotube arrays

Inter-allotropic transformations of carbon are provided using moderate conditions including alternating voltage pulses and modest temperature elevation. By controlling the pulse magnitude, small-diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes are transformed into larger-diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled carbon nanotubes of different morphologies, and multi-layered graphene nanoribbons.... Northeastern University

Urea/carbamates faah magl or dual faah/magl inhibitors and uses thereof

Disclosed are compounds that may be used to inhibit the action of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) or dual FAAH/MAGL.... Northeastern University

Device and high throughput bacterial isolation

Devices and methods for isolating and characterizing microbial cells from an environment are provided. The devices integrate sub-micron constrictions in a nanofluidic device with a standard microtiter plate format to facilitate the high throughput isolation, culturing, analysis, and screening of bacteria and other microbial cells in natural and man-made environments,... Northeastern University

Diagnostic system and process for rapid bacterial infection diagnosis

Methods and devices for monitoring the viability of a biofilm comprising Pseudomonas Aeruginosa bacteria are provided by detecting pyocyanin. The invention relates to electrochemical methods and devices that offer a simple and inexpensive alternative for immediate identification of bacterial infection due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In some embodiments,... Northeastern University

Rare-earth-free permanent magnetic materials based on fe-ni

The invention provides high coercivity magnetic materials based on FeNi alloys having an L10 phase structure, and methods for making the materials.... Northeastern University

Method of extracting feature of image to recognize object

A method of converting a vector corresponding to an input image includes receiving input vector data associated with an input image including an object; and converting the received input vector data into feature data based on a projection matrix having a fixed rank, wherein a first dimension of the input... Northeastern University

08/03/17 / #20170217984

Ligands for alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and methods of treating neurological and inflammatory conditions

Compounds are provided which bind to an allosteric site on the mammalian alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (alpha-7 nAChR) and act as positive allosteric modulators with or without allosteric agonist activity. The compounds are useful in diagnosing, preventing, or treating a variety of disorders involving cognition, learning, memory, neurodegeneration, drug addiction,... Northeastern University

08/03/17 / #20170222220

Carbon nanotube-based lithium ion battery

An electrode architecture for lithium ion batteries provides cooling of the bulk electrode during room temperature to high temperature (e.g., 50° C.-80° C.) battery operation. The battery electrode architecture includes alternating layers of lithium ion active material and current collection layers containing with interconnections between current collection layers. The current... Northeastern University

07/27/17 / #20170209601

Biopolymer-nanoparticle composite implant for tumor cell tracking

A method of detecting migration of tumor cells is provided by implanting in a region of tumor cells one or more implants having a matrix material of a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer, and a plurality of nanoparticles dispersed within the matrix material and functionalized to bind tumor cells. Nanoparticles bound... Northeastern University

07/27/17 / #20170210728

Cannabinergic nitrate esters and related analogs

The present technology relates to novel cannabinergic nitrate esters and related analogs, process of preparation, pharmaceutical compositions and their methods of use as medicaments, pharmacological tools and/or biomarkers. The novel cannabinergic nitrate ester compounds provide medicaments useful in treating a variety of diseases and medical disorders.... Northeastern University

07/27/17 / #20170213628

Co2 z-type ferrite composite material for use in ultra-high frequency antennas

A ferrite composition is provided containing Ba, Co, and Ir and having a Z-type hexaferrite phase and a Y-type hexaferrite phase. The ferrite composition has the formula Ba3Co(2-x)IrxFe(24-2x)O41 where x=0.05-0.20. The composition has equal or substantially equal values of permeability and permittivity while retaining low magnetic and dielectric loss factors.... Northeastern University

07/20/17 / #20170202783

Amphiphilic peptide nanoparticles for use as hydrophobic drug carriers and antibacterial agents

Nanoparticulate carrier formulations are useful to solubilize, deliver, and target hydrophobic drugs for treating diseases including cancer and bacterial infections. The formulations contain amphiphilic peptides having a hydrophobic portion and a positively charged hydrophilic portion. The peptides self-associate at nonacidic pH to form mi-celles with a spherical nanoparticle morphology. The... Northeastern University

07/13/17 / #20170197918

Allosteric modulators of cb1 cannabinoid receptors

The present invention relates to novel heterocyclic derivatives which are allosteric modulators of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and which are useful for the treatment or prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders associated with endocannabinoid dysfunction and diseases in which the CB1 subtype of cannabinoid receptor is involved; to processes for... Northeastern University

07/13/17 / #20170199173

Microfluidic device and analysis of tumor cell microenvironments

A microfluidic device provides high throughput generation and analysis of defined three-dimensional cell spheroids with controlled geometry, size, and cell composition. The cell spheroids of the invention mimic tumor microenvironments, including pathophysiological gradients, cell composition, and heterogeneity of the tumor mass mimicking the resistance to drug penetration providing more realistic... Northeastern University

07/13/17 / #20170201154

Gear stabilization techniques

A balanced planetary gearbox including an assembly having an input stage and an output stage. The assembly includes two grounds, each with ground rollers and ground rings. The two grounds are fixedly attached to one another. The assembly includes a sun gear and planet sub-assemblies between the two grounds. The... Northeastern University

06/29/17 / #20170181634

Mechanical palpation for subsurface sensing device

The present disclosure provides systems, methods and components of a mechanical palpation sensing device system. The mechanical palpation sensing device includes a plurality of probe tips. A plurality of force transfer pins extend from the plurality of probe tips. A transfer plate is coupled to the plurality of probe tips.... Northeastern University

06/29/17 / #20170181971

Nanoparticle- and drug-containing polymersomes for medical applications

Provided are polymersomes for co-delivery of hydrophobic metallic nanoparticles and pharmaceutical agents and suspensions of such polymersomes. Also provided are methods of making such polymersomes and suspensions of polymersome and methods of using the same to treat diseases or conditions.... Northeastern University

06/29/17 / #20170183760

Method for smelting magnesium quickly and continuously

A method for smelting magnesium quickly and continuously includes: preparing dolomite or magnesite with reductants and fluorite at a predetermined ratio, uniformly mixing the prepared ingredients to obtain pellets, and calcining the obtained pellets in an argon or nitrogen atmosphere; continuously feeding the high-temperature calcined pellets (without being cooled) under... Northeastern University

06/29/17 / #20170187347

Piezoelectric mems resonator with integrated phase change material switches

A monolithic integration of phase change material (PCM) switches with a MEMS resonator is provided to implement switching and reconfiguration functionalities. MEMS resonator includes a piezoelectric material to control terminal connections to the electrodes. The PCM is operable between an ON state and an OFF state by application of heat,... Northeastern University

06/22/17 / #20170173893

Magnetic field alignment of emulsions to produce porous articles

The use of magnetic fields in the production of porous articles is generally described. Certain embodiments are related to methods of producing porous articles in which magnetic fields are applied to an emulsion to align emulsion droplets. In some embodiments, after the emulsion droplets have been aligned, the emulsion droplets... Northeastern University

06/22/17 / #20170176640

System for multivariate climate change forecasting with uncertainty quantification

A system and method for providing multivariate climate change forecasting are provided that obtain, from one or more climate model datasets, simulated historical and future climate model data, and from one or more climate observational datasets, historical observed climate data. A statistical distribution, using a Bayesian model, is provided of... Northeastern University

06/15/17 / #20170165380

Nanosensor compositions and methods of use thereof

Disclosed are compositions comprising a plastic polymer core, a shell surrounding the plastic polymer core, a ligand comprising a binding moiety, an enzyme capable of catalyzing the hydrolysis of a target compound, and a contrast agent, as well as methods of use of such compositions.... Northeastern University

06/15/17 / #20170169946

Method of engineering single phase magnetoelectric hexaferrite films

A method of making a ferrite thin film is provided in which a portion of the iron ions in the ferrite are substituted by ions of at least one other metal. The substituting ions occupy both tetrahedral and octahedral sites in the unit cell of the ferrite crystal. The method... Northeastern University

06/15/17 / #20170170803

Nano- and microelectromechanical resonators

A resonator includes a piezoelectric plate and interdigitated electrode(s). The interdigitated electrode includes a plurality of conductive strips disposed over a top surface of the piezoelectric plate. A two-dimensional mode of mechanical vibration is excited in a cross sectional plane of the piezoelectric plate in response to an alternating voltage... Northeastern University

06/08/17 / #20170163240

Nano- and micro-electromechanical resonators

A resonator including a piezoelectric plate and an interdigital electrode is provided. A ratio between a thickness of the plate and a pitch of the interdigital electrode may be from about 0.5 to about 1.5. A radiation detector including a resonator and an absorber layer capable of absorbing at least... Northeastern University

05/25/17 / #20170143423

Melanin ablation guided by stepwise multi-photon activated fluorescence

A method and system of ablating melanin are provided. Stepwise multi-photon fluorescence is induced in melanin within a region of tissue. The fluorescence is detected, and at least a portion of the melanin from which the fluorescence is detected is ablated. The system and method can use a continuous wave... Northeastern University

05/25/17 / #20170146433

Fault isolation industrial process based on regularization framework

Provided is a fault isolation method in industrial process based on regularization framework, including the steps of: collecting and filtering sample data in industrial process to obtain an available sample data set; establishing an objective function for fault isolation in industrial process with local and global regularization items; calculating the... Northeastern University

05/18/17 / #20170136699

Additive manufacturing of discontinuous fiber composites using magnetic fields

A method and apparatus for producing a composite part are provided to enable composite parts to be assembled with precise control over the orientation and spatial distribution of reinforcing or other particles within a matrix material. The method and apparatus use magnetic fields applied during various additive manufacturing processes to... Northeastern University

05/04/17 / #20170125807

Layered metal oxide cathode material for lithium ion batteries

The invention provides a cathode material for L1-ion batteries. The material has the formula of 0.5Li2MnO3-0.5LiM-n0.5Ni0.35Co0.15O2. The material was synthesized using the “self-ignition combustion” method, which previously has not been used for the preparation of Li-rich layered metal oxides. The cathode material exhibits capacities of 290, 250, and 200 mAh/g... Northeastern University

05/04/17 / #20170126263

Zero power radio frequency receiver

A zero power radio frequency (RF) activated wake up device is provided. The device is based on a high-Q MEMS demodulator that filters an amplitude-modulated RF tone of interest from the entire spectrum while producing a much higher voltage signal suitable to trigger a high-Q MEMS resonant switch tuned to... Northeastern University

04/27/17 / #20170112962

Modified surfaces for attachment of biological materials

The invention relates to bioactive surface coatings deposited on selected substrates. Surface nanostructured film coatings deposited on most metal or nonmetal substrates to provide surfaces can be engineered to promote enhanced tissue/cell adhesion. Attached cells, including osteoblasts, fibroblasts and endothelial cells, retain viability and will readily differentiate and proliferate under... Northeastern University

04/27/17 / #20170114050

N-acylethanolamine hydrolyzing acid amidase (naaa) inhibitors and their use thereof

A compound is represented as Formula I, a tautomer thereof, a stereoisomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Compounds of Formula I are inhibitors of N-acylethanolamine hydrolyzing acid amidase (NAAA). The present technology is directed to compounds, compositions, and methods to inhibit N-acylethanolamine hydrolyzing acid amidase and to treat... Northeastern University

04/27/17 / #20170115114

Roaming mobile sensor platform for collecting geo-referenced data and creating thematic maps

A roaming sensor system collects data on the condition of roads and bridge decks and identifies and maps defects, including cracks, potholes, debonding, tracking, delamination, surface ice, surface water, and rebar corrosion. Data are collected by a vehicle or a fleet of vehicles driven at normal traffic speeds. The vehicle... Northeastern University

04/13/17 / #20170102263

Zero power sensors

An environmental physical sensor is provided that includes a power input terminal, a sensor output terminal, and a resonant switch. The resonant switch includes a mechanical element that is responsive to an environmental stimulus and is coupled to an electrical switch. The electrical switch is operable between an open position... Northeastern University

04/06/17 / #20170098760

Transition metal dichalcogenide-based spintronics devices

Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD)-based spintronics devices, each including a TMD thin film layer, a first gate electrode, a first insulating layer sandwiched between the TMD thin film layer and the first gate electrode, a second gate electrode, and a second insulating layer sandwiched between the TMD thin film layer and... Northeastern University

03/30/17 / #20170087192

Methods for growth and maturation of ovarian follicles

The present technology provides for methods for generation and isolation of granulosa cells and/or granulosa cell precursors from multi-potent cells, wherein the granulosa cells and/or granulosa cell precursors are useful in methods for growth and maturation of follicles or follicle-like structures. Additionally, the present technology also provides for methods of... Northeastern University

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03/23/17 / #20170081273

Serotonin receptor-targeting compounds and methods

This invention relates to, in part, compositions and methods that are useful for, inter alia, the treatment of various diseases, including those linked to binding at a serotonin receptor. The compositions include chiral tetrahydronaphthalen-2-amine derivatives. Accordingly, the present invention provides for compositions and methods that agonize or antagonize one or... Northeastern University

03/16/17 / #20170074870

Microfluidic real-time measurement of antibody-antigen binding and analyte detection

Microfluidic devices for use with reagents bound to microspheres for determination of the concentration of an analyte in a liquid sample are provided. The devices include two sequential mixing channels that promote rapid binding of microsphere-bound reagents with reagents in solution and a means for detecting labeled microsphere-bound reaction products.... Northeastern University

03/16/17 / #20170076474

System for beauty, cosmetic, and fashion analysis

A system and method are provided to detect, analyze and digitally remove makeup from an image of a face. An autoencoder-based framework is provided to extract attractiveness-aware features to perform an assessment of facial beauty.... Northeastern University

03/02/17 / #20170056944

Cooling method and on-line cooling system for controlled rolling with inter-pass cooling process

The present invention relates to controlled cooling in manufacture of steel plate, and in particular, to an on-line cooling system for controlled rolling with an inter-pass cooling process, which comprises a rolling mill and on-line cooling equipment. The cooling equipment is accessorily arranged on the exit of the rolling mill,... Northeastern University

03/02/17 / #20170058336

Fluorescence-based analysis of biopolymers using nanopores

Described herein are systems for analysis of biopolymers and complexes containing biopolymers based on optical measurement of ion flux through pores. Also described are methods of using such devices for analysis of biopolymers and complexes containing biopolymers, including methods of determining the nucleotide sequences of polynucleotides.... Northeastern University

03/02/17 / #20170058422

High rate electric field driven nanoelement assembly on an insulated surface

A method for high rate assembly of nanoelements into two-dimensional void patterns on a non-conductive substrate surface utilizes an applied electric field to stabilize against forces resulting from pulling the substrate through the surface of a nanoelement suspension. The electric field contours emanating from a conductive layer in the substrate,... Northeastern University

02/09/17 / #20170036920

A recovering alkali and aluminum in course of treatment of bayer red mud by using calcification-carbonation method

A method for recovering alkali and aluminum during treatment of Bayer red mud using a calcification-carbonation method, including steps of mixing the Bayer red mud with calcium aluminate or with calcium aluminate and lime, performing calcification dealkalization conversion in a high-concentration alkaline liquor, and carbonizing the calcified residues produced during... Northeastern University

02/09/17 / #20170040473

Nanostructured hybrid-ferrite photoferroelectric device

A photovoltaic device is fabricated using nanostructured hybrid ferrite materials with interdigital electrodes. The device includes ferrimagnetic ferrite nanopartides having a tunable narrow bandgap of 2.5 eV or less, which are deposited onto a thin ferroelectric film. The device produces an ultrahigh photocurrent density of 13-15 mA/cm2 when illuminated with... Northeastern University

01/26/17 / #20170020900

Methods for screening antimicrobial and antiviral compounds and uses thereof

The invention features compounds that have antibacterial activity, their use for the treatment of bacterial infections, screening methods that use whole animals or plant seedlings to identify compounds that inhibit a pathogen in the animal or plant, and screening methods to identify compounds that increase the lifespan of an organism.... Northeastern University

01/12/17 / #20170009365

Damascene template for directed assembly and transfer of nanoelements

Damascene templates have two-dimensionally patterned raised metal features disposed on an underlying conductive layer extending across a substrate. The templates are topographically flat overall, and the patterned conductive features establish micron-scale and nanometer-scale patterns for the assembly of nanoelements into nanoscale circuits and sensors. The templates are made using microfabrication... Northeastern University

01/05/17 / #20170003594

Elastomer-assisted manufacturing

Methods of performing lithography in films attached to elastomeric substrates are provided, including methods of performing optical lithography using photoresist films on a stretched elastomeric substrate. Also described are flexible electronic devices made by the methods, and patterned substrates having small voids fabricated by the methods.... Northeastern University

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