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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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Broad Application Bioresorbable Polymers

There is a great need and market opportunity for bioresorbable and biodegradable polymers. These polymers could prove useful in a broad range of applications including health care where the polymers c...
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John Droske, Mark Juetten | T100002US02

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Dense Polymer Brush Growth with New Copolymer

Polymer brushes are a broad class of materials consisting of a polymer chain tethered at one end to a surface. These brushes have a variety of uses given their ability to tune or modify surface proper...
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Padma Gopalan, Daniel Sweat, Myungwoong Kim | P130169US02

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Powering Devices with Piezoelectric ‘Sponge’

Piezoelectric materials produce electric charge in response to mechanical stress. Such materials can be utilized as very small ‘nanogenerators’ that absorb vibrations from the environment (e.g., a...
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Xudong Wang, Ping Zhao, Yanchao Mao | P130228US01

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Environmentally Green Glue

Formaldehyde-based adhesives have been used to make interior plywood and particle board for decades. These synthetic adhesives, which are derived from petroleum, are inexpensive and perform well. Howe...
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Srinivasan Damodaran, Dani Zhu | P130276US02

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Superior Plastic Parts

Plastics are the most widely used materials in the United States, surpassing steel, copper and aluminum combined by volume. While ubiquitous, fossil-based plastics are becoming more and more costly to...
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Lih-Sheng Turng, Xiaofei Sun | P140042US01

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Smoother Plastic Products Using Microcellular Injection Molding

Several techniques exist for turning plastic into goods and packaging. Microcellular foams are of particular interest because they can be used to produce strong, lightweight plastic. Unfortunately, du...
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Lih-Sheng Turng, Eugene Dougherty, Chris Lacey, Jungjoo Lee, Pat Gorton, Keith Edgett, Xiaofei Sun | P110078US01

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New Surface-Modifying Film for BCP Formation

Block copolymers (BCPs) self-assemble into well-defined, highly regular and dense nanostructures. Such BCP arrays are useful for fabricating electronic devices like magnetic storage media, quantum dot...
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Padma Gopalan, Eungnak Han, Myungwoong Kim | P130124US01

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Degradable Neutral Layer for BCP Lithography

The lithographic process is one of the most powerful technologies of the digital electronics era. Lithography allows hundreds of millions of components to be fabricated on a single chip with pattern f...
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Padma Gopalan, Daniel Sweat, Jonathan Choi, Myungwoong Kim | P130174US01

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Masks for Growing Nanopatterned Polymer Brushes

Polymer brushes are a broad class of materials made of polymer chains tethered at one end to a substrate. These brushes are able to tune and modify surface properties like bioadhesion and wettability....
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Padma Gopalan, Daniel Sweat, Myungwoong Kim, Eungnak Han | P130118US01

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New Conductive Polymers for Lithium Ion Batteries

Batteries can be classified as primary (nonreusable) or secondary (rechargeable). The demand for rechargeable batteries of high energy density and specific energy has surged along with portable electr...
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Mahesh Mahanthappa, Ryan Weber | P120049US02

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