Category: energy-storage

This invention allows use of an efficient and stable oxygen evolution catalyst that facilitates water splitting without requiring noble metals or complicated synthesis methods. 

KU researchers have invented a high-pressure reactor equipped with an internal ultrasonic mixer that is useful for preparing nanomaterials and for conducting reactions with ozone and other reactive gases.  The apparatus facilitates the use of supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) as a solvent, allowing the advantages of the solvent properties of the supercritical fluid and the agitation achievable using ultrasonic energy. 

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This is a novel seedless floating growth technique for synthesis of a variety of hybrid nanostructures on graphene, primarily for electronic and optoelectronic applications. 

This invention uses a photoactive element between graphene electrodes to create a photovoltaic device that not only produces electricity from sunlight, but also transmits its infrared energy for use in an attached thermal energy device.  

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A multifunctional photovoltaic-battery (PVB) which represents a new-concept integrated PVB device as a novel power source for photoelectron conversion and energy storage within one single device.

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KU researchers have developed a novel apparatus and associated method for the in situ formation of multi-layer thin film structures using atomic layer deposition (ALD) and ultra-high vacuum (UHV) physical/chemical vapor deposition.

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