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Tannin Composite Fibers

Composite nanofibers comprising polymers and tannins, methods of making same, and methods of use. The nanofibers include a polymer, such as a synthetic polymer, and a tannin. The tannin can include co...
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Jess Reed, Christian Krueger, Emilia Alfaro-Viquez, Sergio Madrigal-Carballo, Hilary Urena Saborio, Sundaram Gunasekaran | P190308US02

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Cold Spray Chromium Coating For Nuclear Fuel Rods

A method is provided for coating the substrate of a component, such as a zirconium alloy cladding tube, for use in a water cooled nuclear reactor under normal operating conditions and under high tempe...
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Kumar Sridharan, Benjamin Maier, Greg Johnson, Edward Lahoda, Zeses Karoutas, Sumit Ray, Peng Xu | P170085US02

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Duplex Accident Tolerant Coating For Nuclear Fuel Rods

A method is described for forming duplex layers including an interlayer and a corrosion resistant boundary layer on a nuclear fuel rod cladding tube for use in a water cooled nuclear reactor. The meth...
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Kumar Sridharan, Benjamin Maier, Greg Johnson, Peng Xu, Edward Lahoda, Robert Oelrich | P170086US02

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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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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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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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