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Applied magnetic field synthesis and processing of iron nitride magnetic materials

A method may include annealing a material including iron and nitrogen in the presence of an applied magnetic field to form at least one Fe16N2 phase domain. The applied magnetic field may have a strength of at least about 0.2 Tesla (T).... Ut battelle Llc

Open port sampling interface

A system for sampling a sample material includes a probe which can have an outer probe housing with an open end. A liquid supply conduit within the housing has an outlet positioned to deliver liquid to the open end of the housing. The liquid supply conduit can be connectable to... Ut battelle Llc

Memory cell comprising coupled josephson junctions

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for operating a memory cell formed from the plurality of coupled Josephson junctions. The memory cell is configured such that applying an electrical signal to the junctions can cause at least one, but not all, of the junctions to change their respective phase states. Subsequent... Ut battelle Llc

Surface-hardened aluminum-rare earth alloys and methods of making the same

Embodiments of surface-hardened aluminum-rare earth alloys and methods of making the alloys are disclosed. In some embodiments, the alloy comprises aluminum and 4 wt % to 60 wt % of a rare earth component X having a maximum solid solubility of ≦0.5 wt % in aluminum. The surface-hardened alloy component... Ut battelle Llc

Additive manufacturing methods using aluminum-rare earth alloys and products made using such methods

Described herein are additive manufacturing methods and products made using such methods. The alloy compositions described herein are specifically selected for the additive manufacturing methods and provide products that exhibit superior mechanical properties as compared to their cast counterparts. Using the compositions and methods described herein, products that do not... Ut battelle Llc

Carbon fiber reinforcements for sheet molding composites

A method of processing a carbon fiber tow includes the steps of providing a carbon fiber tow made of a plurality of carbon filaments, depositing a sizing composition at spaced-apart sizing sites along a length of the tow, leaving unsized interstitial regions of the tow, and cross-cutting the tow into... Ut battelle Llc

Divalent-ion-doped single crystal alkali halide scintillators

A single crystal composition includes an alkali halide crystal doped with a divalent element in the amount of 0.5 to 5 weight percent, the doped crystal having an optical transmission of at least 45% at at least one wavelength. An alkali halide doped with at least one of europium and... Ut battelle Llc

Bulk nanofabrication with single atomic plane precision via atomic-level sculpting of crystalline oxides

A method for sculpting crystalline oxide structures for bulk nanofabrication is provided. The method includes the controlled electron beam induced irradiation of amorphous and liquid phase precursor solutions using a scanning transmission electron microscope. The atomically focused electron beam includes operating parameters (e.g., location, dwell time, raster speed) that are... Ut battelle Llc

Batch and continuous methods for evaluating the physical and thermal properties of films

Thermal methods and systems are described for the batch and/or continuous monitoring of films and/or membranes and/or electrodes produced in large-scale manufacturing lines. Some of the methods described include providing an energy input into a film, measuring a thermal response of the film, and correlating these to one or more... Ut battelle Llc

Current collectors for improved safety

A battery electrode assembly includes a current collector with conduction barrier regions having a conductive state in which electrical conductivity through the conduction barrier region is permitted, and a safety state in which electrical conductivity through the conduction barrier regions is reduced. The conduction barrier regions change from the conductive... Ut battelle Llc

Gene modification in clostridium for increased alcohol production

The present disclosure is directed to genetically engineered bacteria strains with enhanced biofuel-producing capabilities from cellulosic substrates. The bacteria strains of the present disclosure comprise an inactivated Type I glutamine synthetase gene. The present disclosure is also directed to methods of producing biofuels from cellulosic biomass using the genetically engineered... Ut battelle Llc

Ptduf266 gene regulating cell wall biosynthesis and recalcitrance in populus

This disclosure provides genetically modified plants having desirable levels of sugar release, cellulose content and reduction of recalcitrance; methods of genetically modifying plants to modulate sugar release, cellulose and lignin contents; and uses of such plants. The inventors have determined that genetic modification of PdDUF266A from Populus, encoded by locus... Ut battelle Llc

High command fidelity electromagnetically driven calorimeter

An example apparatus can comprise an emitter to emit radio frequency radiation, an absorber that changes temperature based on emissions from the emitter, and one or more sensors to measure a temperature difference between a sample and a reference coupled to the absorber.... Ut battelle Llc

Polyarene mediators for mediated redox flow battery

The fundamental charge storage mechanisms in a number of currently studied high energy redox couples are based on intercalation, conversion, or displacement reactions. With exception to certain metal-air chemistries, most often the active redox materials are stored physically in the electrochemical cell stack thereby lowering the practical gravimetric and volumetric... Ut battelle Llc

Thermal history-based etching

A method for adjusting an etchability of a first borosilicate glass by heating the first borosilicate glass; combining the first borosilicate glass with a second borosilicate glass to form a composite; and etching the composite with an etchant. A material having a protrusive phase and a recessive phase, where the... Ut battelle Llc

Precision snow removal analysis

A method for precision snow removal analysis provides a melt rate in inches per day for roadways in a geometric region is provided. Elevation data is used to calculate upward looking hemispherical viewsheds at each roadway coordinate to determine the total solar radiation. The snowmelt capacity and slope are determined... Ut battelle Llc

Electromagnetic print nozzle having an extruder for direct-write additive manufacturing

A method and apparatus for additive manufacturing that includes a material guide for directing a supply of working material. An electro-magnetic heater is provided to heat and deposit molten working material as a new supply of working material is forced through the material guide. A single or twin screw extruder... Ut battelle Llc

Low temperature electrolytes for solid oxide cells having high ionic conductivity

Methods for forming a metal oxide electrolyte improve ionic conductivity. Some of those methods involve applying a first metal compound to a substrate, converting that metal compound to a metal oxide, applying a different metal compound to the metal oxide, and converting the different metal compound to form a second... Ut battelle Llc

Apparatus for use in a directional-neutron detector, directional-neutron detectors and methods of use thereof

An apparatus for used in a directional-neutron detector is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a structure having a plurality of parallel active channels separated by inactive regions. The plurality of active channels is filled with scintillating material. The scintillating material is configured to emit light in response to neutron scattering. The... Ut battelle Llc

Iris recognition via plenoptic imaging

Iris recognition can be accomplished for a wide variety of eye images by using plenoptic imaging. Using plenoptic technology, it is possible to correct focus after image acquisition. One example technology reconstructs images having different focus depths and stitches them together, resulting in a fully focused image, even in an... Ut battelle Llc

Iris recognition via plenoptic imaging

Iris recognition can be accomplished for a wide variety of eye images by using plenoptic imaging. Using plenoptic technology, it is possible to correct focus after image acquisition. One example technology reconstructs images having different focus depths and stitches them together, resulting in a fully focused image, even in an... Ut battelle Llc

Electromagnetic print nozzle for direct-write additive manufacturing with resistive renditions

A method and apparatus for additive manufacturing that includes a material guide for directing a supply of working material. An advancement mechanism comprising one or more pistons, pushers, plungers and/or pressure regulation systems are positioned behind at least a portion of the supply of working material for advancing the working... Ut battelle Llc

Modulating laccase enzyme to regulate cell wall biosynthesis and recalcitrance in plants

This disclosure provides genetically modified plants having desirable levels of sugar release and syringyl/guaiacyl (S/G) ratio; methods of genetically modifying plants to modulate sugar release and S/G ratio; and uses of such plants. The inventors have determined that genetic modification of a laccase gene (LAC2) from Populus, encoded by locus... Ut battelle Llc

Microbially-mediated synthesis of metal chalcogenide nanoparticles

A method for producing metal chalcogenide nanoparticles, the method comprising: (i) producing hydrogen chalcogenide-containing vapor from a microbial source, wherein said microbial source comprises: (a) chalcogen-reducing microbes capable of producing hydrogen chalcogenide vapor from a chalcogen-containing source; (b) a culture medium suitable for sustaining said chalcogen-reducing microbes; (c) at least... Ut battelle Llc

Apparatus and system for controlling power to an air conditioning compressor for a vehicle

The disclosure relates to a climate control system for use in on-highway semi-trucks and includes a rechargeable battery, an internal combustion engine which can be coupled or decoupled to a motor generator (MG), and an air conditioning compressor which can be coupled or decoupled to the MG or a second... Ut battelle Llc

Amidoxime-functionalized materials and their use in extracting metal ions from liquid solutions

A method of producing a functionalized material that extracts metal ions from solution, the method comprising: (i) providing a precursor material having nitrile groups appended to its surface; and (ii) reacting said nitrile groups with hydroxylamine or a derivative thereof in the presence of a polar aprotic solvent at a... Ut battelle Llc

Structural direct-write additive manufacturing of molten metals

An alloy for structural direct-writing additive manufacturing comprising a base element selected from the group consisting of aluminum (Al), nickel (Ni) and a combination thereof, and a rare earth element selected from the group consisting of cerium (Ce), lanthanide (La) and a combination thereof, and a eutectic intermetallic present in... Ut battelle Llc

Bioelectrochemical biorefining for the conversion of hydrogenous matter to hydrogen gas and other useful products

A method for the substantially complete conversion of hydrogenous matter to higher value product, the method comprising: (i) subjecting the hydrogenous matter to a substantially complete deconstruction process in which an aqueous phase containing a multiplicity of deconstructed compounds is produced; and (ii) contacting the aqueous phase with an anode... Ut battelle Llc

Zeolitic catalytic conversion of alcohols to hydrocarbon fractions with reduced gaseous hydrocarbon content

A method for converting an alcohol to a hydrocarbon fraction reduced in gaseous hydrocarbon content, the method comprising: (i) contacting said alcohol with a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst under conditions suitable for converting said alcohol to a first hydrocarbon fraction containing liquid hydrocarbons having at least five carbon atoms along with... Ut battelle Llc

Methods for reactive three-dimensional printing by extrusion

Methods of printing a three-dimensional object using co-reactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for three-dimensional printing are also enclosed.... Ut battelle Llc

Surface treated carbon catalysts produced from waste tires for fatty acids to biofuel conversion

A method of making solid acid catalysts includes the step of sulfonating waste tire pieces in a first sulfonation step. The sulfonated waste tire pieces are pyrolyzed to produce carbon composite pieces having a pore size less than 10 nm. The carbon composite pieces are then ground to produce carbon... Ut battelle Llc

Mechanochemical synthesis of iridium diboride and iridium monoboride

The present disclosure relates generally to a composition comprising at least one of iridium diboride and iridium monoboride, and methods of making such. The present disclosure also relates to a composition comprising iridium monoboride and at least one of (a) rows of single iridium atoms and/or (b) one or more... Ut battelle Llc

Surface-functionalized polyolefin fibers and their use in methods for extracting metal ions from liquid solutions

A fiber useful in the absorption of metal ions from aqueous solutions, the fiber comprising a polyolefin backbone having a diameter of at least 1 micron and having covalently appended on its surface halogen atoms and vinyl-addition polymeric grafts functionalized with metal-binding groups, such as at least one functional group... Ut battelle Llc

Stable fluorinated alkylated lithium malonatoborate salts for lithium-ion battery applications

wherein R1 is an alkyl group (R′) containing at least one and up to twelve carbon atoms, and R2 and R3 are independently selected from fluorine atom, hydrocarbon groups R, alkoxy groups (—OR), and ester groups —OC(O)R, wherein R2 and R3 can optionally interconnect via R functionalities to form a... Ut battelle Llc

Variable width deposition for additive manufacturing with orientable nozzle

An additive manufacturing machine includes a nozzle assembly with a noncircular, rotatable outlet. The nozzle assembly deposits a bead of material having a width that is defined by the angular orientation of the noncircular shaped outlet with respect to the material deposition path direction. The combination of high material deposition... Ut battelle Llc

11/09/17 / #20170322383

Ctir spectrometer for large area assessment of gas emissions

Systems for determining the presence and distribution of gas emissions in an area are provided. For example, a system may include one or more light detectors and one or more reflectors and/or one more retroreflectors disposed around the perimeter, a light source configured to emit light at a plurality of... Ut battelle Llc

11/02/17 / #20170314148

Electrochemical catalyst for conversion of co2 to ethanol

The invention provides an electrocatalyst. The electrocatalyst comprises carbon nanospikes (CNS) and copper nanoparticles. The copper nanoparticles are supported on and/or embedded in the CNS. The electrocatalyst can be used to convert carbon dioxide into ethanol.... Ut battelle Llc

11/02/17 / #20170315054

Nonlinear interferometer systems and methods

Nonlinear interferometers include a nonlinear optical medium that is situated to produce a conjugate optical beam in response to a pump beam and a probe beam. The pump, probe, and conjugate beams propagate displaced from each other along a common optical path. One of the beams is selectively phase shifted,... Ut battelle Llc

11/02/17 / #20170317814

Quantum-authenticated clock signal

The present disclosure is directed to a system and method of distributing time information to enable synchronization in an authenticated manner via a quantum channel. A source device may transmit a timing signal, T on a communication channel from the source device to a receiver device. The timing signal T... Ut battelle Llc

10/26/17 / #20170306439

Methods for liquid extraction of rare earth metals using ionic liquids

wherein R1 is selected from hydrogen atom and hydrocarbon groups containing 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are independently selected from hydrocarbon groups containing 1 to 12 carbon atoms; and X− is an anionic species; to produce a composition of the formula (RE)(amide)yXz at least partially dissolved in... Ut battelle Llc

10/26/17 / #20170309380

Method for forming a bed of stabilized magneto-caloric material

A method for forming a stabilized bed of magneto-caloric material is provided. The method includes aligning magneto-caloric particles within the casing while a magnetic field is applied to the magneto-caloric particles and then fixing positions of the magneto-caloric particles within the casing. A related stabilized bed of magneto-caloric material is... Ut battelle Llc

10/19/17 / #20170298475

Composition for recovery of lithium from brines, and process of using said composition

A solid particulate composition useful in extracting a lithium salt from aqueous solutions, the composition comprising lithium, metal atoms, oxygen atoms, and at least one anionic species (X) selected from halide, nitrate, sulfate, carbonate and bicarbonate, all in a framework structure, wherein said metal atoms are selected from at least... Ut battelle Llc

10/19/17 / #20170299299

Cooling of weapons with graphite foam

Disclosed are examples of an apparatus for cooling a barrel 12 of a firearm 10 and examples of a cooled barrel assembly 32 for installation into an existing firearm 10. When assembled with the barrel 12, a contact surface 16 of a shell 14 is proximate to, and in thermal... Ut battelle Llc

10/12/17 / #20170291139

Carbonation of metal silicates for long-term co2 sequestration

In a preferred embodiment, the invention relates to a process of sequestering carbon dioxide. The process comprises the steps of: (a) reacting a metal silicate with a caustic alkali-metal hydroxide to produce a hydroxide of the metal formerly contained in the silicate; (b) reacting carbon dioxide with at least one... Ut battelle Llc

09/14/17 / #20170262528

System and content based recommendation using hypernym expansion

A system and method for document recommendation combines linguistic and term frequency approaches in order to improve overall performance and recommendation. Hypernyms are added to the source document set so that related documents can be recommended from the source document set. There are a variety of different parameters to configure... Ut battelle Llc

08/24/17 / #20170240811

Stimuli-responsive liquid crystalline networks

Liquid crystalline network compositions comprising azo-containing aromatic epoxy units cross-linked with alkylene diacid units having alkylene segments containing at least one methylene unit, wherein the azo-containing aromatic epoxy units and alkylene diacid units are connected by ester linkages resulting from ring-opening esterification between the epoxy units and alkylene diacids, and... Ut battelle Llc

08/24/17 / #20170241702

Apparatus and maintaining an article at a temperature that is less than thetemperature of the ambient air

An apparatus for maintaining the temperature of an article at a temperature that is below the ambient air temperature includes an enclosure having an outer wall that defines an interior chamber for holding a volume of sealed air. An insert is disposed inside of the chamber and has a body... Ut battelle Llc

08/17/17 / #20170234841

Open port sampling interface

A system for sampling a sample material includes a probe which can have an outer probe housing with an open end. A liquid supply conduit within the housing has an outlet positioned to deliver liquid to the open end of the housing. The liquid supply conduit can be connectable to... Ut battelle Llc

08/10/17 / #20170226617

Method of thermomagnetically processing an aluminum alloy

A method of thermomagnetically processing an aluminum alloy entails heat treating an aluminum alloy, and applying a high field strength magnetic field of at least about 2 Tesla to the aluminum alloy during the heat treating. The heat treating and the application of the high field strength magnetic field are... Ut battelle Llc

08/10/17 / #20170227546

Tailored nanopost arrays (napa) for laser desorption ioinzation in mass spectrometry

The production and use of semiconducting nanopost arrays made by nanofabrication is described herein. These nanopost arrays (NAPA) provide improved laser ionization yields and controllable fragmentation with switching or modulation capabilities for mass spectrometric detection and identification of samples deposited on them.... Ut battelle Llc

07/27/17 / #20170209829

Integrated membrane-pyrolysis systems and methods

A method of processing a mixture of heated vapors, at least two of which substantially differ in polarity from each other, the method comprising directing said mixture of heated vapors at a temperature of at least 150° C. through a hydrophobic or hydrophilic mesoporous membrane comprising a mesoporous coating of... Ut battelle Llc

07/27/17 / #20170213609

Apparatus and stripping tritium from molten salt

A method of stripping tritium from flowing stream of molten salt includes providing a tritium-separating membrane structure having a porous support, a nanoporous structural metal-ion diffusion barrier layer, and a gas-tight, nonporous palladium-bearing separative layer, directing the flowing stream of molten salt into contact with the palladium-bearing layer so that... Ut battelle Llc

07/27/17 / #20170213626

Neodymium-iron-boron magnet with selective surface modification, and producing same

A bulk high performance permanent magnet comprising a neodymium-iron-boron core having an outer surface, and a coercivity-enhancing element residing on at least a portion of said outer surface, with an interior portion of said neodymium-iron-boron core not having said coercivity-enhancing element therein. Also described herein is a method for producing... Ut battelle Llc

07/13/17 / #20170199389

Stable, narrow spectral linewidth, fiber-delivered laser source for spin exchange optical pumping

Disclosed herein are example embodiments for providing high power, narrow linewidth, high-stability laser sources. Particular embodiments are adapted for use in spin exchange optical pumping (SEOP). One example system comprises an array of laser diodes; a beam twister positioned to receive individual beamlets from the array of laser diodes, the... Ut battelle Llc

07/13/17 / #20170200457

Tampering detection and location identification of digital audio recordings

Systems and methods for detecting a tampering and identifying a location of a digital recording are provided. A frequency sequence and a phase angle sequence may be extracted from the digital recording. A portion of the frequency sequence may be matched to one of a plurality of reference frequency sequences,... Ut battelle Llc

07/13/17 / #20170200952

Lipon coatings for high voltage and high temperature li-ion battery cathodes

A lithium ion battery includes an anode and a cathode. The cathode includes a lithium, manganese, nickel, and oxygen containing compound. An electrolyte is disposed between the anode and the cathode. A protective layer is deposited between the cathode and the electrolyte. The protective layer includes pure lithium phosphorus oxynitride... Ut battelle Llc

07/06/17 / #20170191194

Method of producing carbon fibers from multipurpose commercial fibers

A method of producing carbon fibers includes the step of providing polyacrylonitrile precursor polymer fiber filaments. The polyacrylonitrile precursor filaments include from 87-97 mole % acrylonitrile, and less than 0.5 mole % of accelerant functional groups. The filaments are no more than 3 deniers per filament. The polyacrylonitrile precursor fiber... Ut battelle Llc

06/29/17 / #20170186518

Iron nitride magnetic material including coated nanoparticles

The disclosure describes techniques for forming nanoparticles including Fe16N2 phase. In some examples, the nanoparticles may be formed by first forming nanoparticles including iron, nitrogen, and at least one of carbon or boron. The carbon or boron may be incorporated into the nanoparticles such that the iron, nitrogen, and at... Ut battelle Llc

06/15/17 / #20170166712

Multifunctional curing agents and their use in improving strength of composites containing carbon fibers embedded in polymeric matrix

A functionalized carbon fiber having covalently bound on its surface a sizing agent containing epoxy groups, at least some of which are engaged in covalent bonds with crosslinking molecules, wherein each of said crosslinking molecules possesses at least two epoxy-reactive groups and at least one free functional group reactive with... Ut battelle Llc

06/15/17 / #20170170453

Method of manufacturing high volumetric density electrodes from self-aligning fiber powders

An electrode and a related method of manufacture are provided. The electrode includes a self-aligning active material having short fiber powders with a cylindrical morphology to increase the packing density from 0.74 to nearly 0.91. The short fiber powders self-align during a slurring coating process as a result of shear... Ut battelle Llc

06/08/17 / #20170162285

Storage, transportation and disposal system for used nuclear fuel assemblies

An integrated storage, transportation and disposal system for used fuel assemblies is provided. The system includes a plurality of sealed canisters and a cask sized to receive the sealed canisters in side by side relationship. The plurality of sealed canisters include an internal basket structure to receive a plurality of... Ut battelle Llc

06/01/17 / #20170151728

Machine and a additive manufacturing with continuous fiber reinforcements

Several examples of additive manufacturing machines and methods for depositing a bead of composite polymer material having continuous fiber reinforcement are disclosed. A length of fiber reinforcement is provided to a nozzle. The fiber reinforcement is embedded into a stream of a base polymer material at the nozzle and deposited... Ut battelle Llc

06/01/17 / #20170152355

Article made by additive manufacturing with continuous fiber reinforcements

Several examples of an article of manufacture made with an additive manufacturing machine are disclosed. A length of fiber reinforcement is provided to a nozzle. The fiber reinforcement is embedded into a stream of a base polymer material at the nozzle and deposited as a bead of composite polymer material... Ut battelle Llc

06/01/17 / #20170155155

Current collectors for improved safety

A battery electrode assembly includes a current collector with conduction barrier regions having a conductive state in which electrical conductivity through the conduction barrier region is permitted, and a safety state in which electrical conductivity through the conduction barrier regions is reduced. The conduction barrier regions change from the conductive... Ut battelle Llc

05/11/17 / #20170128954

System and the recycling of rare earth magnets

A system and a method for separating and recycling magnets made from rare earth elements from an article of manufacture used an alignment device to property position the rare earth magnet for processing. Once proper alignment is made, a separating device removes the magnet and a portion of the article.... Ut battelle Llc

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05/11/17 / #20170133686

Lipon coatings for high voltage and high temperature li-ion battery cathodes

A lithium ion battery includes an anode and a cathode. The cathode includes a lithium, manganese, nickel, and oxygen containing compound. An electrolyte is disposed between the anode and the cathode. A protective layer is deposited between the cathode and the electrolyte. The protective layer includes pure lithium phosphorus oxynitride... Ut battelle Llc

04/27/17 / #20170112137

Complex of mutualistic microbes designed to increase plant productivity

The present disclosure provides agricultural compositions and methods of using these compositions to increase plant growth, pathogen resistance and drought tolerance. The agricultural compositions disclosed herein comprise mixtures of mutualistic beneficial fungi such as Laccaria bicolor and Piriformispora indica, and bacterial strains of Pseudomonas.... Ut battelle Llc

04/13/17 / #20170104236

Shear activated impact resistant electrolyte

A passively impact resistant composite electrolyte composition includes an electrolyte solvent, up to 6M of an electrolyte salt, and shear thickening ceramic particles having an outer surface. The shear thickening ceramic particles have an absolute zeta potential of greater than ±40 mV. The shear thickening ceramic particles have a polydispersity... Ut battelle Llc

04/06/17 / #20170096730

Castable high-temperature ce-modified al alloys

A cast alloy includes aluminum and from about 5 to about 30 weight percent of at least one material selected from the group consisting of cerium, lanthanum, and mischmetal. The cast alloy has a strengthening Al11X3 intermetallic phase in an amount in the range of from about 5 to about... Ut battelle Llc

04/06/17 / #20170098514

Hybrid perovskite films

Methods for humidity-driven crystallization of hybrid perovskite films as well as the resulting hybrid perovskite films are provided. Hybrid perovskite films can be made by sequentially depositing respective layers of inorganic and organic hybrid perovskite precursors onto a substrate to form a hybrid perovskite film precursor. The hybrid perovskite film... Ut battelle Llc

04/06/17 / #20170099055

Microwave ac conductivity of domain walls

Microwave AC conductivity may be improved or tuned in a material, for example, a dielectric or semiconductor material, by manipulating domain wall morphology in the material. Domain walls may be created, erased or reconfigured to control the AC conductivity, for example, for crafting circuit elements. The density and placement of... Ut battelle Llc

03/23/17 / #20170082123

Near isothermal combined compressed gas/pumped-hydro electricity storage with waste heat recovery capabilities

Systems store energy mechanically at a first time and extract the energy at a later time. When excess electricity from renewable sources or during off-peak periods is available, a pump directs a working liquid (L) to pressurize a gas (G) that is confined within a pressure vessel. When electricity from... Ut battelle Llc

03/16/17 / #20170072614

Multi-orifice deposition nozzle for additive manufacturing

An additive manufacturing extrusion head includes a nozzle for accepting and depositing a heated material onto a work surface and/or part. The nozzle includes a valve body and an internal poppet body moveable between positions to permit deposition of at least two bead sizes of heated material onto a work... Ut battelle Llc

03/16/17 / #20170074780

Extending the range of turbidity measurement using polarimetry

Turbidity measurements are obtained by directing a polarized optical beam to a scattering sample. Scattered portions of the beam are measured in orthogonal polarization states to determine a scattering minimum and a scattering maximum. These values are used to determine a degree of polarization of the scattered portions of the... Ut battelle Llc

03/16/17 / #20170074787

Diagnostic system for measuring temperature, pressure, co2 concentration and h2o concentration in a fluid stream

A diagnostic system for measuring temperature, pressure, CO2 concentration and H2O concentration in a fluid stream is described. The system may include one or more probes that sample the fluid stream spatially, temporally and over ranges of pressure and temperature. Laser light sources are directed down pitch optical cables, through... Ut battelle Llc

03/16/17 / #20170076827

Storage, transportation and disposal system for used nuclear fuel assemblies

An integrated storage, transportation and disposal system for used fuel assemblies is provided. The system includes a plurality of sealed canisters and a cask sized to receive the sealed canisters in side by side relationship. The plurality of sealed canisters include an internal basket structure to receive a plurality of... Ut battelle Llc

03/16/17 / #20170077522

Strain enhancement of functional oxygen defects in electrochemical metal oxides

Methods for tailoring an oxygen defect concentration, such as oxygen vacancies, in a transition metal oxide and the resulting materials are provided. An epitaxial strain, such as in the form of a biaxial tensile strain of up to 5%, is applied to the transition metal oxide to increase the oxygen... Ut battelle Llc

03/16/17 / #20170078029

Pilot-aided feedforward data recovery in optical coherent communications

A method and a system for pilot-aided feedforward data recovery are provided. The method and system include a receiver including a strong local oscillator operating in a free running mode independent of a signal light source. The phase relation between the signal light source and the local oscillator source is... Ut battelle Llc

03/09/17 / #20170066974

Zeolitic catalytic conversion of alcohols to hydrocarbons

A method for converting an alcohol to a hydrocarbon, the method comprising contacting said alcohol with a metal-loaded zeolite catalyst at a temperature of at least 100° C. and up to 550° C., wherein said alcohol can be produced by a fermentation process, said metal is a positively-charged metal ion,... Ut battelle Llc

03/09/17 / #20170067676

Refrigerant charge management in an integrated heat pump

A heat pump including an integrated system for the management of refrigerant charge is provided. The heat pump includes an indoor line and an outdoor line that are connected to a compressor through a reversing valve. Refrigerant charge is managed by coupling the inactive line to the suction side of... Ut battelle Llc

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03/09/17 / #20170067808

Specimen for evaluating pressure pulse cavitation in rock formations

An apparatus 300 for simulating a pulsed pressure induced cavitation technique (PPCT) from a pressurized working fluid (F) provides laboratory research and development for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), oil, and gas wells. A pump 304 is configured to deliver a pressurized working fluid (F) to a control valve 306, which... Ut battelle Llc

03/09/17 / #20170070204

Direct write sensors

A method of making an acoustic wave sensor includes the steps of providing a piezoelectric substrate layer and printing on the substrate layer a sensor layer comprising a first interdigitated acoustic wave transducer, a sensing film, and positioned on an opposing side of the sensing film from the first interdigitated... Ut battelle Llc

03/02/17 / #20170057160

Large scale room temperature polymer advanced manufacturing

A manufactured component, method and apparatus for advanced manufacturing that includes a nozzle for extruding a working material, wherein the polymeric working material includes a carbon fiber reinforced polymer. The build of the component takes place on a work surface at atmospheric temperatures.... Ut battelle Llc

02/23/17 / #20170051958

Portable refrigerant charge meter and determining the actual refrigerant charge in hvac systems

A refrigerant charge meter and a method for determining the actual refrigerant charge in HVAC systems are described. The meter includes means for determining an optimum refrigerant charge from system subcooling and system component parameters. The meter also includes means for determining the ratio of the actual refrigerant charge to... Ut battelle Llc

02/23/17 / #20170054144

Carbon-metal oxide composite materials and their use in anodes of lithium and sodium ion batteries

A carbon-metal oxide composite material comprising: (i) carbon-carbon composite particles in which an amorphous carbon black core is bonded to crystalline graphitic carbon shells; and (ii) a metal oxide material bonded with said carbon-carbon composite particles, wherein said metal oxide material is included in an amount of at least about... Ut battelle Llc

02/16/17 / #20170043303

Cross-linked polymeric membranes for carbon dioxide separation

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are independently selected from hydrocarbon groups having at least 1 and up to 6 carbon atoms; A1 and A2 are independently selected from cyclic hydrocarbon groups; L1 and L2 are linking groups or covalent bonds; n is an integer of at least... Ut battelle Llc

01/26/17 / #20170022635

Method of synthesizing silica nanofibers using sound waves

A method for synthesizing silica nanofibers using sound waves is provided. The method includes providing a solution of polyvinyl pyrrolidone, adding sodium citrate and ammonium hydroxide to form a first mixture, adding a silica-based compound to the solution to form a second mixture, and sonicating the second mixture to synthesize... Ut battelle Llc

01/26/17 / #20170025505

Two-dimensional heterostructure materials

Methods, articles of manufacture and systems for creating new nanoscale two dimensional materials comprising designed arrays of lateral or vertical heterojunctions may be fabricated by first lithographically masking a 2D material. Exposed, or unmasked, regions of the 2D material may be converted to a different composition of matter to form... Ut battelle Llc

01/19/17 / #20170014814

Method for treating engine exhaust by use of hydrothermally stable, low-temperature nox reduction nh3-scr catalysts

A catalyst composition includes a heterobimetallic zeolite characterized by a chabazite structure loaded with copper ions and at least one trivalent metal ion other than Al3+. The catalyst composition decreases NOx emissions in diesel exhaust and is suitable for operation in a catalytic converter.... Ut battelle Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015828

High performance lignin-acrylonitrile polymer blend materials

A polymer blend material comprising: (i) a lignin component having a weight-average molecular weight of up to 1,000,000 g/mol; and (ii) an acrylonitrile-containing copolymer rubber component comprising acrylonitrile units in combination with diene monomer units, and having an acrylonitrile content of at least 20 mol %; wherein said lignin component... Ut battelle Llc

01/05/17 / #20170005170

Semiconductor composition containing iron, dysprosium, and terbium

An amorphous semiconductor composition includes 1 to 70 atomic percent iron, 15 to 65 atomic percent dysprosium, 15 to 35 atomic percent terbium, balance X, wherein X is at least one of an oxidizing element and a reducing element. The composition has an essentially amorphous microstructure, an optical transmittance of... Ut battelle Llc

01/05/17 / #20170005326

Lithium-conducting sulfur compound cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries

A lithium sulfur cell has a cathode including Li3PS4+n(0<n<9), an electrolyte, and an anode comprising lithium. A cathode for a lithium sulfur cell is also disclosed.... Ut battelle Llc








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