Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > University of Illinois Develops Novel Nanofiber Testing Device

Abstract:
University now seeks partners to implement and commercialize the technology

University of Illinois Develops Novel Nanofiber Testing Device

Urbana, IL | Posted on September 11th, 2008

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a novel testing device for conducting tensile testing of single nanofibers. Instead of measuring the fiber motion from photographs, the motion of large parts of the test platform is calculated using a digital image correlation algorithm. The application of the algorithm is a new approach to studying materials properties.

The nanofiber testing device can be used in many applications including nanofiber and polymer nanofiber testing, nanocomposite materials testing, synthetic collagen fibrils testing, and small fiber testing of any type. Several major polymer and nanofiber companies have shown interest in the device.

"A novel device with wide application," states an executive at a leading polymer manufacturing company, "the ability to understand the mechanical properties of nanofibers is highly valuable to companies". The technology is both a new product and a new method and US and International Patent Applications have been filed. The University seeks private company partners to help commercialize the technology.

####

About EXCEND Consulting Group
EXCEND has provided consulting services to over 170 clients worldwide. The firm advises leading research universities on licensing new technologies in the private sector. Clients of EXCEND penetrate new markets at rates up to 3 times faster than their competitors.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
David Andreasen
(801) 532-2268

Copyright © EXCEND Consulting Group

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Organometallics welcomes new editor-in-chief: Paul Chirik, Ph.D. July 22nd, 2014

The Hiden EQP Plasma Diagnostic with on-board MCA July 22nd, 2014

Iran to Hold 3rd Int'l Forum on Nanotechnology Economy July 22nd, 2014

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 22nd, 2014

Discoveries

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies Main Page Content: Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests July 22nd, 2014

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast July 22nd, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level July 22nd, 2014

NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials: By 'drawing' micropatterns on nanomaterials using a focused laser beam, scientists could modify properties of nanomaterials for effective applications in photonic and optoelectric applicat July 22nd, 2014

Announcements

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 22nd, 2014

Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent: AFM Mode Uniquely Combines Highest Resolution Imaging and Material Property Mapping July 22nd, 2014

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast July 22nd, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level July 22nd, 2014

Tools

EPFL Research on the use of AFM based nanoscale IR spectroscopy for the study of single amyloid molecules wins poster competition at Swiss Physics Society meeting July 22nd, 2014

The Hiden EQP Plasma Diagnostic with on-board MCA July 22nd, 2014

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 22nd, 2014

Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent: AFM Mode Uniquely Combines Highest Resolution Imaging and Material Property Mapping July 22nd, 2014

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent: AFM Mode Uniquely Combines Highest Resolution Imaging and Material Property Mapping July 22nd, 2014

Rice's silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers' eye: Use of porous silicon oxide reduces forming voltage, improves manufacturability July 10th, 2014

Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance: Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times July 8th, 2014

Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals - UC Riverside discovery has applications in signage, posters, writing tablets, billboards and anti-counterfeit technology June 26th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE