One-Step Method of Fabricating Tunable Vertically Aligned Nanocomposites (VANs)

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a hybrid plasmonic thin film two-phase vertically aligned nanocomposite (VAN) with controllable metal pillar density with tunable diameters from 2 – 10 nm. Compared to other single or double phase plasmonic materials, this technology is relatively simple as it is a one-step growth method and can produce two phase […]

Method for Processing Large-scale Nanohole Framework

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a nanostructured plasmonic framework with vertically built-in nanohole arrays in deep-subwavelength scale (~ 6 nm) using a two-step fabrication method. This technology shows high epitaxial quality, large surface coverage, and novel optical functionalities such as enhanced zero-order transmittance and tunable anisotropic dielectric functions approaching epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) in-plane with a […]

Foliar Formulation to Protect Plants from Abiotic Stress (UC 2016-942)

Prof. Juan Pablo Giraldo and his colleagues from the University of California, Riverside have developed a foliar formulation for increasing crop protection and photosynthetic performance when crops are under light, heat, and salinity stress. This is achieved by applying a nanomaterial (poly (acrylic acid) nanoceria, PNC) that interacts with plant chloroplasts to reduce abiotic stress. […]

Automatic Dribbling Action Recognition in a Sports Game

Researchers led by Prof. Bir Bhanu at UCR have designed a patent pending system to automate the classification and analysis of player dribbling styles using an assembled dataset of soccer videos from various sources. Architecture for the classification of soccer dribbling styles. Venkata Krishnamurty