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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%.

Multiple-Photoactive Layer Solar Cell with Unconventional Open Circuit Voltage

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a novel integrated photovoltaic device with a high open circuit voltage and photocurrent. 

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.

Integrated Reconfigurable Circulator

Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) comprised of an integrated non-reciprocal device that can be reversed, is monolithic, and can be integrated with lasers and modulators

CONTINUOUS, EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL RADIOISOTOPES

The invention is a method for instantaneous and efficient extraction of radioactive isotopes with high specific activity, during continuous production at research reactors. The proposed method allows advantageous production of radioisotopes for various applications, including nuclear medicine uses (diagnostics, imaging, cancer treatments). In addition, the invention has the potential for applications related to isotopes used in thermoelectric generators (i.e. 238Pu) that power both medical devices, such as cardiac pacemakers, and deep space missions.

Integrated Flexible Filter Photodiode Array For RGB Detection

Inorganic-semiconductor-based photodiodes (PD) have a broadband photoresponse in the visible range.  There are a few approaches to achieve color images with broadband PDs.  The most common one involves the use of a color filter array (CFA) placed over the sensor. Bayer filter, a mosaic of red (R), green (G) and blue (B) filters is the most common color filter array.  In the contrast to inorganic PDs, the main approach to achieve color images with organic photodiodes (OPD) is to narrow the spectral selectivity of the pixels by tuning the absorption spectrum of the photoactive layer.   UC Berkeley researchers have developed an integrated flexible filter photodiode array for RGB detection, using a novel pixel concept and a new filter-substrate-OPD configuration to produce an all-printed full-color OPD imager.  In this approach both sides of flexible substrates are used to combine a broadband OPD and two wide range absorbing filters.  The filter-substrate-OPD configuration utilizes the substrate as a physical separator between the single-photoactive layer OPD array and the filters.   Another feature of current designs of RGB photodiodes is that the filters can be located above the photodiodes, deposited from the same side of the substrate as the photodiode or a completely separate system.  For example, in inorganic photodioes the filters are typically located over the photodiodes.  In organic photodiodes the filters are deposited from the same side of the substrate as the photodiode (e.g., in between the photodiode and the substrate) or a completely separate system.

Negative Photochromic Material With Tunable Properties

A class of materials with absorption spectras that are highly tunable in the visible and near infrared (NIR) wavelengths.

Printable Repulsive-Force Electrostatic Actuator Methods and Device

Flexible electrostatic actuators are well designed for a range of commercial applications, from small micro-mechanical robotics to large vector displays or sound wall systems. Electrostatic actuation provides efficient, low-power, fast-response driving and control of movable nano-, micro-, and macro-structures. While commercially available electrostatic actuators have the requisite high levels of mechanical energy / force for some applications, their energy requirements are typically orders of magnitude higher than what is needed in large-area, low-power applications. Moreover, conventional approaches to these types of electrostatic actuators have limited design geometries and are prone to reliability issues like electrical shorts. To address these problems, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have experimented with planar electrostatic actuators using novel printing and electrode patterning and engineering techniques. The team has demonstrated a repulsive-force electrostatic actuator device (100 mm x 60 mm achieved) with extremely high field strength and high voltage operation and without insulator coatings or air breakdown.

Synthesis of Lipobactins and Teixobactin Analogues – New Antimicrobial Compositions against Gram-Positive Bacteria

With the discovery of penicillin in the 1940’s, many scientists proclaimed the defeat of infectious diseases which had plagued mankind. However, the remarkable healing power of antibiotics unfortunately invited widespread and indiscriminate use of antibiotics. This misuse and overuse of antibiotics has led to the dramatic rise in antibiotic resistant bacterial strains and increased healthcare costs.

Atom Probe Tomography Method and Algorithm

Most cluster analysis parameters in atom probe tomography (APT) are selected ad hoc. This can often lead to data misinterpretation and misleading results by instrument technicians and researchers. Moreover, arbitrary cluster parameters can have suboptimal consequences on data quality and integrity, leading to inefficiencies for downstream data users. To address these problems, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a framework and specific cluster analysis methods to efficiently extract knowledge from better APT data. By using parameter selection protocols with theoretical explanations, this technology allows for a more optimized and robust multivariate statistical analysis technique from the start, thus improving the quality of analysis and outcomes for both upstream and downstream data users.

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