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Method for phase retrieval to reduce a sampling requirement when imaging a dynamic process

A method for retrieving phase information in a coherent diffraction imaging process includes acquiring a plurality of 3d data sets, each 3d data set corresponding to one of a plurality of time states, and reconstructing a 3d image of the object at a given time state using the 3d data set from all of the time states. Each 3d data set is acquired by: illuminating an object positioned in a first position with a coherent beam; measuring a first 2d diffraction pattern using an area detector; rotating the object around a tilt axis thereof to a second position that is different from the first position; re-illuminating the object positioned in the second position with the coherent beam; re-measuring a second 2d diffraction pattern using the area detector; and repeating the rotating, re-illuminating and re-measuring steps such that each 3d data set includes a predetermined number of diffraction patterns.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Materials for use with aqueous redox flow batteries and related methods and systems

Described herein are redox flow batteries comprising a first aqueous electrolyte comprising a first type of redox active material and a second aqueous electrolyte comprising a second type of redox active material. The first type of redox active material may comprise one or more types of quinoxalines, or salts thereof. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Stream splitting moving target defense

Systems and methods for utilizing stream splitting moving target defense (mtd) to provide enhanced computer system communication system security by splitting a data stream in to a plurality of paths is described. In some implementations, stream splitting mtd, involves splitting a single data stream (e.g., tcp stream) into a plurality of discrete units, then sending and receiving those discrete units from and to different (ideally geographically disparate) receiving servers, with the stream being reassembled on the receiving end. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Systems and methods for ultrafast plasmonic response in doped, colloidal nanostructures

An article of manufacture comprising doped, colloidal nanostructures that are configured to have a plasmonic response to light of a first resonance wavelength.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Systems and methods for metric driven deployments to cloud service providers

Systems and methods are shown for providing metric driven deployments to cloud server services that are adapted to interface with each provider. In some implementations, there is insight and control over network, disk, cpu, and other activity giving the ability to do performance metrics analysis for a given application or service between different cloud server services as each application or service is run in a container within an instance running on the respective cloud server service. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Systems and methods for metal layer adhesion

A method for creating a thin film. A barrier layer is applied to a substrate and a metal layer deposited on the thin film. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Stabilization of rubisco activase for enhanced photosynthesis and crop yields

A modified rubisco activase, wherein the modified rubisco activase has a melting temperature greater than that of wild type rubisco activase. Further aspects of the disclosure relate to an isolated polynucleotide encoding a modified rubisco activase and a recombinant expression system comprising the isolated polynucleotide. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Multimetallic catalysts

A multimetallic catalyst having a substrate, promoter and catalytic metal.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

High performance layered cathode materials for high voltage sodium-ion batteries

A cathode active material includes naxmo2 having at least a first phase, a second phase different from the first phase, and a third phase that is different from the first and second phases, wherein each phase is independently selected from pm or on, where m and n are individually an integer, m is a transition metal or a mixture of transition metals, and x is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Selenium-doped sulfur cathodes for rechargeable batteries

An electrochemical device includes an anode, a separator, a cathode comprising a selenium-doped sulfur/carbon composite that includes a conductive carbon matrix and nano-sized selenium-doped sulfur particles of formula sxsey, where a ratio of x:y is from 2.5 to 1000, and an electrolyte comprising a salt and a non-aqueous fluorinated ether solvent.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Stationary probe rotating disk electrode

A stationary probe having a probe holder and a probe with a probe tip. The stationary probe may be part of a stationary probe rotating disk electrode wherein the stationary probe has a passage therethrough for rotatably receiving a rotating disk electrode comprising a rotating shaft, rotatable about a longitudinal axis, and having an electrode portion extending therefrom configured to receive an electrode. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Two-tier tube-trailer operation method and system to reduce hydrogen refueling cost

A method and system are provided for operating refueling station tube-trailers and compressors to reduce hydrogen refueling cost. A hydrogen refueling station includes a two-tier fuel supply of pressure vessels on a refueling station tube-trailer, with a first tier and a second tier of pressure vessels including at least one or more pressure vessels connected together. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Process for producing fluorinated electrolyte solvent

The invention provides a method for producing halogenated carbonates, the method comprising reacting a halogenated alcohol or diol with a solid source of carbonyl moiety as a base in an ether.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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03/15/18 / #20180073110

Method for making metal-carbon composites and compositions

A method for making covetic metal-carbon composites or compositions by electron beam melt heating under vacuum (pressure <10−3 torr) is described herein. This fabrication method is advantageous, in that it provides oxygen-free covetic materials in a process that allows precise control of the composition of the covetic material to be produced. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/15/18 / #20180072650

Process for the production of high voltage electrolyte solvents for li-ion batteries

A method for producing halogenated carbonates is provided, the method having the steps of reacting a halogenated hydroxyl moiety with an alkyl formate in the presence of a liquid solvent and a solid base. An exemplary halogenated carbonate so produced is trifluoroethyl methyl carbonate.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/01/18 / #20180064002

System for cooling hybrid vehicle electronics, method for cooling hybrid vehicle electronics

The invention provides a single radiator cooling system for use in hybrid electric vehicles, the system comprising a surface in thermal communication with electronics, and subcooled boiling fluid contacting the surface. The invention also provides a single radiator method for simultaneously cooling electronics and an internal combustion engine in a hybrid electric vehicle, the method comprising separating a coolant fluid into a first portion and a second portion; directing the first portion to the electronics and the second portion to the internal combustion engine for a time sufficient to maintain the temperature of the electronics at or below 175° c.; combining the first and second portion to reestablish the coolant fluid; and treating the reestablished coolant fluid to the single radiator for a time sufficient to decrease the temperature of the reestablished coolant fluid to the temperature it had before separation.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/01/18 / #20180062176

Polyanthraquinone-based organic cathode for high-performance rechargeable magnesium-ion batteries

A rechargeable magnesium ion electrochemical cell comprising an anode, a cathode, and a non-aqueous magnesium electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode is described herein. The cathode comprises a redox-active anthraquinone-based polymer comprising one or more of 1,4-polyanthraquinone or 2,6-polyanthraquinone. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/01/18 / #20180058552

Method and apparatus for implementing ultra-high stability long-vertical travel stage

A method and apparatus for implementing an ultra-high stability long-vertical travel stage are provided. The ultra-high stability long-vertical travel stage includes a first wedge supporting a second wedge, each wedge formed of a selected stable material having predefined rigidity and low thermal expansion coefficient, and integrated air bearings. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/22/18 / #20180053827

Systems and methods for forming diamond heterojunction junction devices

A method of forming a p-n junction device comprises providing a base layer including a p-type diamond. A monolayer or few layer of a transition metal dichalcogenide (tmdc) is disposed on at least a portion of the base layer so as to form a heterojunction therebetween. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/22/18 / #20180051359

Process for the separation and purification of scandium medical isotopes

The invention provides a method for isolating scandium, the method having the steps of dissolving titanium nuclear targets to create a solution; contacting the solution with a resin so as to retain scandium on the resin and generate an eluent containing titanium; contacting the scandium-containing resin with acid of a first concentration to remove impurities from the resin; and contacting the scandium-containing resin with an acid of a second concentration to remove scandium from the resin.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/08/18 / #20180036426

Metal oxide nanoparticle for cell lysis

A nanostructure comprises a mox np and a bidentate ligand on a surface of the mox np. A cancer recognition molecule is covalent coupled to the surface of the mox np via the bidentate ligand. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/01/18 / #20180031496

Porous electrodes for spectroelectrochemistry and x-ray structure analyses

An electrochemical cell that allows for in-situ structural characterization of amorphous thin film materials during the course of electrolysis using high-energy x-ray scattering (>50 kev). The compact and versatile cell, fabricated using a 3d printer, employs a three-electrode configuration and minimizes x-ray scattering contributions from the cell, reference and counter electrodes, as well as the working electrode support. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

01/25/18 / #20180026317

Photo-assisted fast charging of lithium manganese oxide spinel (limn2o4) in lithium-ion batteries

An electrochemical cell includes a cathode, an anode, a non-aqueous electrolyte, and a cathode illumination source.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

01/18/18 / #the invention provides a device for removing heat from a building, the device having: a first tubular member defining a first cavity; a second tubular member defining a second cavity, whereby said second tubular member resides within the first cavity and is coaxial to the first tubular member; and a double conic body coaxially residing in the first cavity and coaxially positioned with the second tubular member.

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01/18/18 / #20180017372

Precision surface measurement in a vacuum

Methods and related equipment for dynamic on-axis in-situ interferometry where the reference surface is positioned in an vacuum chamber. The systems use a wavelength shifting, or a phase shifting interferometer that allows the freedom to eliminate the need to step the cavity length physically with the reference surface, allowing the reference surface to be placed inside the vacuum chamber.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

01/11/18 / #20180010256

Actinide and rare earth drawdown system for molten salt recycle

A method for recycling molten salt from electrorefining processes, the method having the steps of collecting actinide metal using a first plurality of cathodes from an electrolyte bath, collecting rare earths metal using a second plurality of cathodes from the electrolyte bath, inserting the collected actinide metal and uranium into the bath, and chlorinating the inserted actinide metal and uranium. Also provided is a system for recycling molten salt, the system having a vessel adapted to receive and heat electrolyte salt, a first plurality of cathodes adapted to be removably inserted into the vessel, a second plurality of cathodes adapted to be removably inserted into the vessel, an anode positioned within the vessel so as to be coaxially aligned with the vessel, and a vehicle for inserting uranium into the salt.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

01/11/18 / #20180010248

Functionalized foams

A method of fabricating an foam includes providing a foam comprising a base material. The base material is coated with an inorganic material using at least one of an atomic layer deposition (ald), a molecular layer deposition (mld), or sequential infiltration synthesis (sis) process. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

12/28/17 / #20170372896

Transparent nanocrystalline diamond coatings and devices

A method for coating a substrate comprises producing a plasma ball using a microwave plasma source in the presence of a mixture of gases. The plasma ball has a diameter. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

11/30/17 / #20170343896

Sequential infiltration synthesis for enhancing multiple-patterning lithography

Simplified methods of multiple-patterning photolithography using sequential infiltration synthesis to modify the photoresist such that it withstands plasma etching better than unmodified resist and replaces one or more hard masks and/or a freezing step in mpl processes including litho-etch-litho-etch photolithography or litho-freeze-litho-etch photolithography.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

11/30/17 / #20170341242

Resource loading system and method for use in atmosphere containment scenarios

The invention provides a system for preventing fluid exchange between the interior and exterior of containment enclosures such as process-, hazard-, and research-enclosure systems generally, gloveboxes, containment systems, isolation systems, confinement systems, cleanrooms, negative air systems, and positive air system areas while simultaneously providing material transfer into and out of the enclosures. The invention also provides a method for transporting material into or out of a containment structure.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

11/23/17 / #20170333878

Multimetallic catalysts

A multimetallic catalyst having a substrate, intermediate layer and catalyst layer. The catalyst exhibits selectivity greater than 90% and a conversion rate of greater than 30%.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

11/09/17 / #20170322174

Pre-treated functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube based methane sensor

A method of manufacturing a functionalized pre-treated carbon nanotube. Atomic layer deposition is utilized to functionalize a pre-treated carbon nanotube. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

09/28/17 / #20170279162

Materials to improve the performance of lithium and sodium batteries

A lithium or sodium battery includes a cathode containing manganese; an anode containing an active anode material; a separator; an electrolyte; and a transition metal ion sequestration agent; wherein the transition metal ion sequestration agent contains a micron or nano-sized inorganic compound and the transition metal ion sequestration agent is located on and/or within the separator; on and/or within the anode; in the electrolyte; or any combination thereof.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

09/14/17 / #20170260635

Consumable anode and anode assembly for electrolytic reduction of metal oxides

An anode assembly is provided having a pair of channels; anodes in slidable communication with the channels; conduit to direct carrier gas to the anode; and conduit to remove reaction gas from the anode. Also provided is a method for continuously feeding anodes into a electrolytic bath, the method having the steps of stacking the anodes such that all of the anodes reside in the same plane and wherein the stack includes a bottom anode; contacting the bottom anode with the electrolytic bath for a time and at a current sufficient to cause the bottom anode to be consumed during an electrolytic process; using gravity to replace the bottom anode with other anodes defining the stack.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

09/07/17 / #20170253996

Systems and methods for top-down fabrication of wafer scale tmdc monolayers

A method of forming a tmdc monolayer comprises providing a multi-layer transition metal dichalcogenide (tmdc) film. The multi-layer tmdc film comprises a plurality of layers of the tmdc. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

08/10/17 / #20170229593

Refractory solar selective coatings

Selective receiver coatings provide high performance for concentrated solar power applications. The coating provides high solar absorptivity (90% or greater) with low ir emissivity (0.1 or less) while maintaining stability at temperatures greater than 700° c. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

08/10/17 / #20170227678

Refractory solar selective coatings

Selective receiver coatings provide high performance for concentrated solar power applications. The coating provides high solar absorptivity (90% or greater) with low ir emissivity (0.1 or less) while maintaining stability at temperatures greater than 700° c. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

08/03/17 / #20170222724

Ultrafast all-optical modulation of the visible and infrared spectrum with nanorod arrays

Disclosed herein is a method of optical modulation, the method comprising irradiating an optical switch with a control beam at a first control time and irradiating the optical switch with a signal beam at a signal time. The transmitted intensity of the signal beam in a direction depends on the delay time between the first control time and the signal time and the transmitted intensity of the signal beam in the direction is detectably different than a static signal. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

07/27/17 / #20170214035

Phosphorus-carbon composites as battery anode materials

An electrochemical device includes an anode containing a phosphorus-carbon composite including a conductive carbon matrix and nano-sized phosphorus particles, wherein the nano-sized phosphorus particles are uniformly dispersed on the surface and/or pores of the carbon matrix.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

07/20/17 / #20170207789

Nonlinearity induced synchronization enhancement in mechanical oscillators

An autonomous oscillator synchronizes to an external harmonic force only when the forcing frequency lies within a certain interval, known as the synchronization range, around the oscillator's natural frequency. Under ordinary conditions, the width of the synchronization range decreases when the oscillation amplitude grows, which constrains synchronized motion of micro- and nano-mechanical resonators to narrow frequency and amplitude bounds. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

07/20/17 / #20170207500

Electroactive materials for rechargeable batteries

A secondary battery including a cathode having a primary cathode active material and an alkaline source material selected from the group consisting of na2o, na2o2, na2s, naf, nacl, nabr, li2o, li2o2, li2s, lif, licl, libr, na2o, na2o2, na2s, naf, nacl, and a mixture of any two or more thereof; an anode having an anode active material; an electrolyte; and a separator.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

07/20/17 / #20170203258

Hydrophilic, light active coating for membranes

A porous membrane provides enhanced filtration of pollutants and particles by coating the membrane with conformal thin films of doped titanium dioxide via atomic layer deposition or, alternatively, sequential infiltration synthesis. The membrane can either be organic or inorganic, and the doping of the membrane, usually with nitrogen, is an important feature that shifts the optical absorption of the tio2 from the uv range into the visible-light range. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

07/20/17 / #20170203256

Magnetic nanotube composite membranes

The invention provides a membrane comprising tubes extending through a polymer, wherein substantially all of the tubes are parallel with each other. Also provided is a method for producing a membrane, the method comprising: placing tubes on a substrate, subjecting the tubes to a magnetic field for a time and at a magnetic field strength to cause the tubes to align parallel with each other while simultaneously causing depending ends of the tubes to embed within the substrate; applying polymer to the tubes and substrate in an amount to affix the tubes relative to each other and relative to the substrate, and applying an etchant that cleaves a specific type of the bonds within the polymer to unblock the upstream ends of the nanotubes.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

06/22/17 / #20170179475

High capacity lithium ion batteries having oxides, peroxides, or superoxides as cathode active material

Described herein is an electrochemical device including a cathode containing an electroactive material including lo2 or l2o2, wherein each l is independently selected from li, na, k, be, mg, ca, and al; the electroactive material is carbon-coated, metal-coated, metal oxide-coated, nano-sized, or doped; and the electroactive material is substantially free of transition metal catalyst.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

06/22/17 / #20170179474

An electrochemical device includes a cathode containing graphene-wrapped li2s nanoparticles. The graphene-wrapped li2s nanoparticles are prepared by a method including heating lithium metal, and a carbon-sulfur source or a carbon source and a sulfur source in a sealed container at a temperature to produce lithium vapors, and vapors of the carbon-sulfur source or vapors of the carbon source and vapors of the sulfur source; and cooling the sealed container to produce the graphene-wrapped li2s nanoparticles.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

06/15/17 / #20170169907

Immobilization of organic radioactive and non-radioactive liquid waste in a composite matrix

A method for immobilizing liquid radioactive waste is provided, the method having the steps of mixing waste with polymer to form a non-liquid waste; contacting the non-liquid waste with a solidifying agent to create a mixture, heating the mixture to cause the polymer, waste, and filler to irreversibly bind in a solid phase, and compressing the solid phase into a monolith. The invention also provides a method for immobilizing liquid radioactive waste containing tritium, the method having the steps of mixing liquid waste with polymer to convert the liquid waste to a non-liquid waste, contacting the non-liquid waste with a solidifying agent to create a mixture, heating the mixture to form homogeneous, chemically stable solid phase, and compressing the chemically stable solid phase into a final waste form, wherein the polymer comprises approximately a 9:1 weight ratio mixture of styrene block co-polymers and cross linked co-polymers of acrylamides.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

06/15/17 / #20170166456

Oleophilic foams for oil spill mitigation

A method of fabricating an oleophilic foam includes providing a foam comprising a base material. The base material is coated with an inorganic material using at least one of an atomic layer deposition (ald), a molecular layer deposition (mld) or sequential infiltration synthesis (sis) process. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

06/08/17 / #20170162309

Continuous winding magnets using thin film conductors without resistive joints

A continuous winding method produces a continuously wound electrical device, such an undulator. A continuous tape is wound about a series of turn around pins and in grooves in a magnetic core. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

05/18/17 / #20170141432

Salts for multivalent ion batteries

Methods for preparing electrolyte salts for alkaline earth metal-ion batteries (e.g., calcium and magnesium ion batteries) are described. The electrolyte salts comprise alkaline earth metal (e.g., mg or ca) salts of bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (fsi) and 3,4-dicyano-2-trifluoromethylimidazole (tdi). ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

05/18/17 / #20170137926

Pitting resistant carbon coating

A hydrogenated diamond-like coating (“h-dlc”) for metallic substrates provides improved reliability. The h-dlc is relatively soft and elastic. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

05/18/17 / #20170137577

Ordered nanoscale domains by infiltration of block copolymers

A method of preparing tunable inorganic patterned nanofeatures by infiltration of a block copolymer scaffold having a plurality of self-assembled periodic polymer microdomains. The method may be used sequential infiltration synthesis (sis), related to atomic layer deposition (ald). ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

05/04/17 / #20170120293

Low friction wear resistant graphene films

A low friction wear surface with a coefficient of friction in the superlubric regime including graphene and nanoparticles on the wear surface is provided, and methods of producing the low friction wear surface are also provided. A long lifetime wear resistant surface including graphene exposed to hydrogen is provided, including methods of increasing the lifetime of graphene containing wear surfaces by providing hydrogen to the wear surface.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

04/20/17 / #20170110720

Graphene-coated metal oxide spinel cathodes

Disclosed herein are graphene-coated lithium manganese oxide spinels cathodes for high-performance batteries li-ion batteries and methods for making thereof. A single-layer graphene coating is shown to significantly reduce manganese loss in the cathodes while concurrently promoting the formation of a well-defined solid electrolyte interphase layer.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/30/17 / #20170087538

Subnanometer to nanometer transition metal co oxidation catalysts

The present invention provides a catalyst defined in part by a conductive substrate; a film overlaying a surface of the substrate; and a plurality of metal clusters supported by the layer, wherein each cluster comprises between 8 and 11 atoms. Further provided is a catalyst defined in part by a conductive substrate; a layer overlaying a surface of the substrate; and a plurality of metal clusters supported by the layer, wherein each cluster comprises at least two metals.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/23/17 / #20170085055

Mechanical design of thin-film diamond crystal mounting apparatus with optimized thermal contact and crystal strain for coherence preservation x-ray optics

A method and mechanical design for a thin-film diamond crystal mounting apparatus for coherence preservation x-ray optics with optimized thermal contact and minimized crystal strain are provided. The novel thin-film diamond crystal mounting apparatus mounts a thin-film diamond crystal supported by a thick chemical vapor deposition (cvd) diamond film spacer with a thickness slightly thicker than the thin-film diamond crystal, and two groups of thin film thermal conductors, such as thin cvd diamond film thermal conductor groups separated by the thick cvd diamond spacer. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/23/17 / #20170082324

Device for cooling fluid, method for cooling fluid

The invention provides a method for cooling fluid having the steps of supplying a fluid at a first temperature t1, raising the temperature of the fluid to a second temperature t2 through contact with an electric field, contacting the fluid with a heat exchanger to decrease its temperature to a third temperature t3, removing the electric field to decrease the temperature of the fluid to a fourth temperature t4, and applying a heat load to the fluid to increase the temperature of the fluid to t1. Also provided is a system for cooling fluid having a closed loop having a first region subject to an electric field, a second region in contact with a heat exchanger, a third region remote from the electric field, and a fourth region contacting a heat load.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/02/17 / #a non-aqueous redox flow battery includes a catholyte including a compound of formula (i):

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03/02/17 / #a non-aqueous redox flow battery includes a catholyte including a compound of formula (i), a compound of formula (ii), or a compound of formula (iii):

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03/02/17 / #a non-aqueous redox flow battery includes a catholyte including a compound of formula (i) or a compound of formula (ii):

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02/16/17 / #20170047587

Stabilized electrodes for lithium batteries

A structurally inhomogeneous lithium metal oxide material having the formula (i): y[xli2mo3•(1-x)lim′o2]•(1-y)li1+dm″2−do4; wherein 0≦x≦1; 0<y<1; 0≦d≦0.33; and wherein the li1+dm″2−do4 component comprises a spinel structure, and each of the li2mo3 and the lim′2 components thereof comprise layered structures. Each of m, m′, and m″ independently comprises one or more metal ions. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/16/17 / #20170045423

Method for high-throughput micro-sampling analysis of electrochemical process salts

Briefly, the invention provides a method for analyzing molten salt electrolyte involving extracting a sample of a molten salt electrolyte from an electrorefiner or other process vessel or conduit; generating droplets from the sample, where the droplets are at a first temperature; transporting the droplets to detectors, where during transport, the droplets attain a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature; analyzing the droplets at or below the second temperature; and returning the droplets to the process. Also provided is a system for analyzing molten salt electrolyte using a droplet generator.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/16/17 / #20170044661

Dynamic aperture for three-dimensional control of thin-film deposition and ion-beam erosion

A dynamic aperture system includes at least one baffle array including a plurality of baffle elements, at least one source configured to provide atoms for differential deposition or ions for differential erosion, and an actuator configured to independently translate each baffle element in order to selectively modify at least one of a shape or size of an aperture formed in the baffle array in real-time.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/09/17 / #20170040560

Non-hydrolytic metal oxide films for perovskite halide overcoating and stabilization

A method of protecting a perovskite halide film from moisture and temperature includes positioning the perovskite halide film in a chamber. The chamber is maintained at a temperature of less than 200 degrees celsius. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/09/17 / #20170037492

Molybdenum recovery from aqueous nitric acid solution by solvent extraction

The invention provides a method for extracting transition metals, the method comprising supplying a feedstream containing transition metal, mixing the feedstream with nitric acid for a time and at a concentration sufficient to form an aqueous phase containing the transition metal, combining the aqueous phase with organic extractant phase for a time and at a concentration sufficient to cause the transition metal to reside within the organic extractant phase, and combining the transition metal-containing organic extractant phase with an hydroxamic acid-containing aqueous phase at a concentration and for a time sufficient to cause the transition metal to reside in the hydroxamic acid-containing aqueous phase.. . ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/02/17 / #20170033406

Lithium-sulfur batteries

A lithium-sulfur electrochemical cell includes a cathode including elemental sulfur; an anode including elemental lithium; and an electrolyte including a salt and a non-polar fluorinated ether solvent. Alternatively, a lithium-sulfur electrochemical cell may include an anode; an electrolyte; and a cathode including a polytetrafluoroethylene-coated carbon paper and sulfur.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025729

Magnetic nanofiber composite materials and devices using same

A nonreciprocal device is described. It includes a housing, a waveguide layer and at least one layer of magnetic nanofiber composite. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

01/26/17 / #20170022267

Methods for systematic control of protein stability

Methods and compositions to control the stability of proteins with special emphasis on antibodies and proteins with antibody-like structures, e.g., having an “immunoglobulin-like” fold, are described. Controlling the stability facilitates different applications for a protein with the same function, but different stability.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

01/12/17 / #20170011914

Transparent nanocrystalline diamond coatings and devices

A method for coating a substrate comprises producing a plasma ball using a microwave plasma source in the presence of a mixture of gases. The plasma ball has a diameter. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc

01/05/17 / #20170001128

Magnetically enhanced phase separation for solvent extraction

Briefly, the invention provides a method for magnetically assisting demulsification of extraction phases, the method having the steps of contacting a first solution of a first solvent and a solvated paramagnetic metal ion with a second solvent, where the second solvent is immiscible with the first solvent; mixing the first and second solutions to create an emulsion having a first phase of the first solvent and second phase comprising the second solvent where the phases of the emulsion contain different concentrations of the paramagnetic metal ion; and applying a magnetic field gradient to the first and second phases of the emulsion to accelerate separation of the first phase from the second phase. Also provided is a system for demulsifying phases used in the extraction of paramagnetic moieties from solution having a lumen with an interior region, an interior surface, and exterior surface; and a magnetic field gradient present within the interior region.. ... Uchicago Argonne Llc








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