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 new patent  Passive and no-loss weather cap for protection of wind induced downdraft in sensitive exhaust systems

Also provided is a method for removing heat from a building, the method having the steps of: directing heat-containing exhaust emanating from a flue, defining a first diameter, to a passageway received by the flue, whereby the passageway defines a longitudinal axis and a periphery circumscribing the axis; forming the... Uchicago Argonne Llc

 new patent  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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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. The SIS process includes at least... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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. The plasma ball is disposed at a first distance from the substrate and the substrate is maintained at a first... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Resource loading 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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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

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

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. The functionalized pre-treated carbon nanotube may be used in a chemiresistor, including for methane detection.... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Integral u/tru recovery cathode system for electrorefining used nuclear fuel, electrorefining and harvesting metal from used nuclear fuel

The invention provides a system for collecting metal in an electrorefining process, the system having a hollow cathode; and a container defining an upwardly extending surface adapted to be received by the hollow cathode. An embodiment of the invention provides for metal reduction to occur on laterally facing and medially... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Continuous flow synthesis of vo2 nanoparticles or nanorods by using a microreactor

The invention provides a method for producing composite nanoparticles, the method using a first compound capable of transitioning from a monoclinic to a tetragonal rutile crystal state upon heating, and having the steps of subjecting the first compound to a hydrothermal synthesis to create anisotropic crystals of the compound; encapsulating... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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. The multi-layer TMDC film is positioned on a conducting substrate. The conducting substrate is contacted with an electrolyte solution. A predetermined electrode... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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. The coating comprises a composite of nanoparticles forming mesoporous with a conformal coating.... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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. The coating comprises a composite of a mesoporous photonic matrix with a conformal optical... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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-... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Positive electrode for lithium ion secondary battery and lithium ion secondary battery using the same

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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. The SIS process includes at... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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. A plurality of winding stacks are created, each transitioning to the next sequential stack by a transition tape... Uchicago Argonne Llc

Method and system for continuous atomic layer deposition

A system and method for continuous atomic layer deposition. The system and method includes a housing, a moving bed which passes through the housing, a plurality of precursor gases and associated input ports and the amount of precursor gases, position of the input ports, and relative velocity of the moving... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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). The method includes selecting a metal precursor that is configured to selectively... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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. Unlike hard and/or inelastic coatings in the prior art, the present coatings do not exhibit a loss of adhesion (delamination). A bonding layer may be used between the metallic substrate and the... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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). The methods comprise contacting FSI or TDI with an alkaline earth metal bis(trifluoroacetate) salt... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/23/17 / #20170082324

Device for cooling fluid, 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... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/02/17 / #20170062842

Two-electron redox active molecules with high capacity and energy density for energy storage applications

wherein E1 and E2 are independently O, S, S═O, S(═O)2, Se, NR11, or PR11; The compounds of the present technology are capable of undergoing a reversible two-electron transfer process, thus leading to high efficiency of molecular design and an increase in the overall energy density.... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/02/17 / #20170062862

Multi-electron redox active molecules for energy storage applications

Where X1 is a moiety of formula I-A or I-B:... Uchicago Argonne Llc

03/02/17 / #20170062863

Two-electron high potential and high capacity redox active molecules for energy storage applications

wherein two R groups have the formula X, wherein X is X, wherein X is a group of formula IV-A or IV-B;... 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... 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,... Uchicago Argonne Llc

02/16/17 / #20170047468

Ultrananocrystalline diamond contacts for electronic devices

A method of forming electrical contacts on a diamond substrate comprises producing a plasma ball using a microwave plasma source in the presence of a mixture of gases. The mixture of gases include a source of a p-type or an n-type dopant. The plasma ball is disposed at a first... Uchicago Argonne Llc

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... 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... 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. An organo-metal compound is inserted into the chamber. A non-hydrolytic oxygen source is subsequently inserted into... 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 / #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

01/26/17 / #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. The magnetic nanofiber composite layer is made up of a polymer base layer, a dielectric matrix comprising magnetic nanofibers. The nanofibers have a high aspect ratio and wherein said... 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. The plasma ball is disposed at a first distance from the substrate and the substrate is maintained at a first... 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... Uchicago Argonne Llc








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