Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Anodizing Pen

Currently, an IBISWorld report assesses that the services of electroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing, and coloring of metals account for almost one third of the $23.8 billion revenue in the US m...
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Brandon Behringer, Allen Rocha | T190058US01

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Corrosion- and Wear-Resistant Coating for Vessels, Equipment and More

Corrosion costs the United States billions of dollars every year. As one example, approximately 345 million square feet of structures aboard naval ships and crafts require costly corrosion control mea...
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John Perepezko, Frank Wong, Jeffrey Haslam, Nancy Yang, Enrique Lavernia, Craig Blue, Olivia Graeve, Robert Bayles, Larry Kaufman, J. Schoenung, L. Ajdelsztajn | P06483US02

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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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Electro-Optic Optical Elements

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, Chad Staus | P02184US

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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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