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Thinnest and most effective cooling solution for smartphones

Sept. 6, 2018

Researchers at Kelvin Thermal Technologies, Inc. have developed the world’s thinnest vapor chambers for cooling smartphones, using technologies originally developed at CU Boulder. With thickness less than 0.15 mm, these vapor chambers can spread 15 Watts from a chip to a 10cm x 5cm area with only 2oC difference.

Remoldable, recyclable, low stress, high refractive index polymers

Sept. 6, 2018

Prof. Christopher Bowman's group has designed a novel thioester monomer system that can be seamlessly incorporated into existing polymerization procedures and allows for extremely rapid, room-temperature plasticity under ambient conditions, offering a route towards recycling and remolding.

A new superconductor with a surprisingly high critical temperature

Sept. 5, 2018

Researchers working at CU Boulder and NIST have developed an electroplated rhenium film that is superconducting at relatively high critical temperatures of up to 6K, which is well above the boiling point of liquid helium, making the critical temperature easy to obtain.

Novel therapeutics derived from mycobacteria for the treatment of sepsis and post-sepsis syndrome

Sept. 3, 2018

Researchers working at CU Boulder and Immodulon Therapeutics Limited have discovered novel, mycobacterially-derived lipid compounds that have potent anti-inflammatory effects and could be useful in the treatment and prevention of sepsis and post-sepsis syndrome.

High-directivity STAR antenna system

May 21, 2018

Prof. Dejan Filipovic’s team has developed an effective new configuration for a Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (STAR) antenna system that makes it a unique candidate for military and civilian applications.

Riboglow, a novel platform for tagging RNA

May 18, 2018

Dr. Amy Palmer's team is developing Riboglow, a versatile riboswitch-based RNA imaging system. The short size of the RNA tag used in the system enabled the visualization of U1 snRNA in live cells for the first time.

Innovative actuators enable "soft" robots

Innovative actuators enable "soft" robots

May 18, 2018

Dr. Christoph Keplinger and his lab team have developed breakthrough actuators for robots: soft, self-healing “artificial muscles” that mimic the strength, speed and diversity of motion of real muscle, capable of grasping delicate objects and more.

Non-magnetic circulators

May 17, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have designed a micro-chip scale circulator that allows simultaneous transmission and reception in a single channel, doubling the bandwidth of communication systems without magnets.

Corroded wastewater infrastructure

A solution to our corroding wastewater infrastructure

Feb. 27, 2018

Professor Mark Hernandez has developed a cement admixture material that uses pH-responsive heavy metal toxicity to impair the growth of microorganisms that cause corrosion of concrete wastewater infrastructure. The low-cost admixture can also increase both the compressive and tensile strength of the concrete.

Enabling LIDAR applications with tiny and ultra-low-cost beam-steering

Feb. 27, 2018

Professor Juliet Gopinath has pioneered a non-mechanical beam steering technology with the potential to be 40 times smaller and 750 times less expensive than systems currently available on the market.

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