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Fail-safe shutter operation system that safely terminates an electromagnetic wave beam upon interlock action
Background High-power electromagnetic radiation (ER) beams are usually isolated in an enclosed area guarded by a safety interlock. Opening of the entry point into the protected area causes the interlock to activate a safety system, preventing individuals from accidental exposure to the ER beam. In some systems, the interlock de-energizes the source...
Published: 1/27/2023   |   Inventor(s): Astrid Mueller, Jeffrey Lefler
Category(s): Devices
Systems and Methods for Degrading PFAS
Background Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used, hard-to-break-down chemicals that are harmful to human health; they contaminate water, soil, animals, and people all over the world. PFAS removal from the environment is thus very challenging, and effective PFAS remediation is so urgently needed that the U.S. government recently...
Published: 1/13/2023   |   Inventor(s): Astrid Mueller, Madeleine Wilsey, Soraya Ngarnim
Category(s): Materials
Acid-Free Solution Process for Structurally Intact Carbon Fiber Paper with Long-Lasting Hydrophilicity
Background Carbon fiber paper (CFP) is an inexpensive, electrically conductive, high surface area material that is additionally nontoxic, chemically inert, biocompatible, robust, and scalable; these beneficial properties make CFP desirable for use in many electrochemical, fuel cell, electrolyzer, supercapacitor, sensing, water desalination, tissue...
Published: 9/27/2022   |   Inventor(s): Astrid Mueller, Madeleine Wilsey, Kendra Watson, Omolade Atinuke Chiwendu Fasusi, Brian Yegela, Connor Cox
Category(s): Materials