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Simple Method For Dc Capillary Electrophoresis

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed a microchannel geometry that observes and measures the motion of charged particles that enable one to perform simple DC electrophoresis to measure the electrophoretic mobility of analytes and particles.

A Novel Method to Prevent Postsurgical Cardiac Adhesions Using Oxime Crosslinked Hydrogels

An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds two parts of tissue that are not normally joined together. Adhesions may appear as thin sheets of tissue similar to plastic wrap or as thick fibrous bands. The tissue develops when the body's repair mechanisms respond to any tissue disturbance, such as surgery, infection, trauma, or radiation. Although adhesions can occur anywhere, the most common locations are within the stomach, the pelvis, and the heart Two main approaches exist for reducing or attempting to prevent cardiac adhesions: pharmacological therapy and physical barriers. Drugs that prevent or reverse adhesion processes disrupt biochemical pathways of inflammation and fibrin deposition. Unfortunately, these processes are also vital for wound healing. Achieving adequate drug concentration at the site of action, especially for ischemic tissues, is also challenging. A more viable approach is the use of a physical barrier after surgery to prevent fusion of the heart to surrounding tissues. The barriers can be either preformed membranes or injectable hydrogels (fast gelling liquids). Preformed anti-adhesive materials need to be cut before application to the tissue, and must be sutured into place to prevent slippage. While a variety of different materials have been investigated in animals and humans, no materials, to date, have been capable of preventing adhesion formation post-cardiac surgery.

Internal Heating for Ammonothermal Growth of Group-III Nitride Crystals

A new process for heating vessels used in the ammonothermal growth of group-III nitrides.

Butadiene Sulfone (BDS) as a Green Multi-Functional Telomerization Agent for Tunable Hydrophobic Nanocellulose

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a green method green for the telomerization of cellulose using BDS as a multi-functional reagent, solvent and acid source.

Determination Of Absolute Configuration Of Secondary Alcohols Using A Competing Enantioselective Conversion Kit

The absolute configuration of an organic compound dictates its interactions with other chemicals. The Competing Enantioselective Conversion (CEC) method is an attractive method for determining the absolute configuration of secondary alcohols, but the preparation of stock reagent solutions takes longer than the analysis time itself – a mere 1-2 hours. The inventors at UCI have developed a CEC kit which contains stock solutions of the components required for CEC that remain stable and usable for several months.

Concentration Of Nanoparticles By Zone Heating Method

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have invented a novel method to concentrate nanoparticles (NPs) into metal crystals via zone melting.

Process For Recycling Surfactant In Nanoemulsion Production

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have developed a novel method to separate and recycle surfactants used in the manufacturing of nanoemulsions.

Trademark: Flexible Fan Out Wafer Processing And Structure: Flextrate

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel biocompatible flexible device fabrication method using fan-out wafer level processing (FOWLP).

Alpha1–2-Fucosyltransferase for Enzymatic Synthesis of Alpha1–2-linked Fucosylated Glycans

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered an alpha1–2-fucosyltransferase that efficiently catalyzes the synthesis of alpha1–2-linked fucosylated glycans that can contain different internal glycans.

Tunable Thz Generation In Chip-Scale Graphene

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel tunable and efficient terahertz (THz) plasmon generation on-chip via graphene monolayers.

StressSense: Skin Conductivity Monitoring Garment With a Mobile App

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed smart clothing containing fabric sensors that monitor the stress level of the wearer.

Thermally Stable Silver Nanowire Transparent Electrode

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel transparent and flexible electrode material for optoelectronic device applications.

Method of Fluid Manipulation By Electrodewetting

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a novel method that allows the manipulation of liquid droplets on a surface.

Rapid And Selective Cycloaddition Reaction For Applications In Molecular Imaging

UCLA researchers in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have designed a new reaction with 18F-chemistry platform, allowing a highly selective, efficient and rapid approach to label biomolecules with a chemical reporter (i.e. radionuclide, fluorescent dye) for molecular imaging.

Efficient And Stable Of Perovskite Solar Cells With All Solution Processed Metal Oxide Transporting Layers

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel lead halide perovskite solar cell with a metal oxide charge transport layer.

Evaporation-Based Method For Manufacturing And Recycling Of Metal Matrix Nanocomposites

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a new method to manufacture and recycle metal matrix nanocomposites.

Method for Commercial Production of Super-Hydrophobic Materials

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a novel method for industrial production of super-hydrophobic material.

Amorphous Silicon And Polymer Hybrid Tandem Photovoltaic Cell

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel hybrid organic-inorganic solar cell that has a power conversion efficiency of ~10.5%.

Transparent Organic Solar Cells For Agronomic Applications

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel visibly transparent organic photovoltaic (TOPV) device with 5% efficiency.

Design Of Semi-Transparent, Transparent, Stacked Or Top-Illuminated Organic Photovoltaic Devices

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed novel tandem transparent and semi-transparent organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices.

Silver Nanowire-Indium Tin Oxide Nanoparticle As A Transparent Conductor For Optoelectronic Devices

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel composite material made of metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) and silver nanowires (AgNWs).

Novel Polymers For Polymer Solar Cells, Transistors, And Sensors

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel class of conjugated polymers for photo-electronic device applications.

Organic Transistor With Dispersed Metal Gate Electrode

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel vertical organic field effect transistor (FET).

Epitaxial Ferroelectric On Flexible Substrate

Recent trends in electronics allude to a human-centric computing paradigm where high performance electronic devices will have to work on unusual surfaces with unconventional form factors. A key component of such a computer is a memory device for which Ferroelectric (FE) materials have long been considered as an ideal candidate. However, integration of the best quality FE films on flexible substrates has remained a daunting challenge, severely limiting the performance that can be achieved in these devices. Motivated by this challenge, UC Berkeley researchers have developed a pathway for integrating epitaxial quality, FE memory devices onto flexible substrates by providing an epitaxially grown ferroelectric stack on a flexible substrate that exhibits high performance characteristics such as high polarization, fast switching and low power operation for memory devices.

Adhesive Polymer for Microfluidic Devices

The invention is a polymer mixture that can be used to fabricate microfluidic devices. The devices are less expensive and time consuming to produce, as they can adhere directly onto glass and other substrates.

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