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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Superior Nanocomposite Welding Wire

Advanced metal alloys with high strength and fracture toughness are used in an increasing number of applications. However, some metal alloys like Al-Cu have been underutilized due to poor weldability....
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Xiaochun Li, Hongseok Choi, David Weiss | P130003US01

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Semi-Solid Forming of Metal-Matrix Nanocomposites

Semi-solid casting (SSC) is a high-integrity die casting technique, wherein metal is injected into a mold cavity in a semi-liquid/solid state with a “slushy” consistency. Semi-solid metal ...
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Xiaochun Li, Lih-Sheng Turng, Michael DeCicco | P05344US

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Carbon Nanotube Schottky Barrier Photovoltaic Device

Photovoltaic cells convert sunlight directly into electricity through the interaction of photons and electrons within a photoconducting material. To create a photovoltaic cell, a photoconducting mater...
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Max Lagally, Todd Narkis, Matt Marcus, Mark Eriksson | P04002US

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