Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Dielectric Sensor for Stress and Strain Detection

Load bearing structures experience stresses and/or strains that deform the material from which they are made. Regardless of a building component’s size, exposure to or tolerance for stress and s...
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Yuri Shkel, Ho Young Lee, Yiyan Peng | P08252US

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Electrodes with Low-Cost Replaceable Tips

Electrodes routinely are used in electrochemical sensing, fuel cells, batteries and numerous other applications. Critically, the surface of an electrode must be clean before sensing elements can be at...
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Sundaram Gunasekaran, Jiang Yang | P120016US02

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Ultra-Efficient Continuous Monitoring of Sensors

Tracking emissions, sensing earthquakes and monitoring patient brain waves are just a few of the applications that rely on changing, real-world information. In typical systems, sensors pass on raw dat...
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Mikko Lipasti, Atif Hashmi, Andrew Nere, Giulio Tononi | P130049US01

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Ultrasonic Welding with Real-Time Quality Control

In ultrasonic welding, work pieces are clamped between a horn and anvil and then joined using high-frequency vibration energy. Friction and heat between the surfaces causes them to soften and meld tog...
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Xiaochun Li, Hongseok Choi, Hang Li, Wayne Cai, Jeff Abell, Jingzhou Zhao | P120081US01

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Detecting Compounds with Liquid Crystals

Although highly sensitive techniques already exist for monitoring gas phase chemicals in the environment, these methods involve expensive, complex instruments and processes such as mass spectroscopy, ...
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Nicholas Abbott, Rahul Shah | P01228US

Technology

Low-Power Liquid Crystal Switching Mechanism

Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) are found in a wide range of consumer products, including laptop computers, digital clocks, microwave ovens and CD players. But LCDs are currently unsuitable for certain...
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Nicholas Abbott, Yan-Yeung Luk | P02034US

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