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METAL-METAL BONDED AMMONIA OXIDATION CATALYSTS

UW-Madison researchers have developed a diruthenium containing catalyst capable of efficiently converting ammonia to nitrogen in the presence of oxygen. These catalysts, which generally facilitate mul...
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John Berry, Christian Wallen, Tristan Brown, Sungho Park | P200013US02

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Knife Blade Edge Serrations And Method Therefor

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward blades having serrations, and methods for forming the serrations. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, laser ...
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Justin Morrow, Frank Pfefferkorn | P160255US01

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Coating Extends Life of Catalytic System

Biomass processing and many other industrial catalytic reactions are performed in hot, liquid conditions. These hydrothermal reactions may be carried out at elevated temperatures (e.g., 200 degrees C)...
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James Dumesic, Yomaira Pagan-Torres, Jeffrey Elam, Christopher Marshall, Joseph Libera | P140345US01

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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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Thin-Film Lithium Niobate and a Method of Producing It

Ferroelectric materials, such as crystalline lithium niobate, are very useful for fabricating a variety of optical and electronic devices, including optical switches and modulators, frequency switchin...
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Leon McCaughan, Thomas Kuech, Dovas Saulys, Vladimir Joshkin, Aref Chowdhury | P01007US

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Arc-Enhanced Friction Stir Welding

In friction stir welding (FSW), a rotating, cylindrical tool with a pin on its end is slowly plunged into a workpiece and moved along the joint to be welded. As the tool rotates, it generates friction...
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Sindo Kou, Guoping Cao | P05041US

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