Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Superabsorbent, Sustainable Aerogels

Aerogels are the world’s lightest solid materials made by removing liquid from gels. Such materials may contain up to 99 percent air and have special properties like high porosity and absorption. O...
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Shaoqin Gong, Zhiyong Cai, Qifeng Zheng | P140038US02

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Sustainable Organic Aerogels for Insulation

Aerogels are the world’s lightest solid materials made by the removal of liquid from gels. Such materials may contain up to 99 percent air and combine unique properties like high porousness and exce...
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Shaoqin Gong, Alireza Javadi, Zhiyong Cai, Ronald Sabo, Qifeng Zheng | P120283US03

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Block Copolymers for Sub-10 Nanometer Lithography

Block copolymer (BCP) lithography is one of the most powerful technologies of the digital electronics era, allowing millions of nanoscale components to be fabricated on a single chip. BCPs are made o...
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Padma Gopalan, Xiang Yu, Myungwoong Kim, Daniel Sweat | P140025US01

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Compostable Thermoset Polymers

Thermoset materials, such as cured rubber and phenolics, offer enhanced properties over traditional thermoplastics (such as Poly(lactic acid) or PLA, polystyrene, PET, etc.). This is due to their abil...
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John Droske | T120033US02

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Nylon-3 Polymers Active Against Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, endospore-forming anaerobe that causes life-threatening intestinal infections. These infections result in more than 14,000 deaths and billions of dollars in h...
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Samuel Gellman, Runhui Liu, Bernard Weisblum, Shonna McBride | P150214US02

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Polymer Coating for Cell Culture Substrates

A stem cell’s microenvironment plays a key role in regulating its behavior (e.g., adhesion, migration, proliferation and differentiation). A variety of templates have been used to study stem cell be...
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Padma Gopalan, William Murphy, Samantha Brittelle | P150079US01

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