Graphite, Thermal Conduct Fluid, Composite materials, Percolation structures, Phase transition, Thermal conductivity, Resistivity
Temperature sensing and control, thermal management, thermistors
These inventions pertain to new types of microfluids and transition percolation materials. One invention proposes a graphite microfluid that exhibits uniform supension of graphite microflakes (dimensions on the order of 10μm x100nm) in water, ethylene glycol and oil. Another invention introduces new phase transition percolation materials. The host material is suspended in liquid phase forming a percolation network that exhibits desirable properties (electrical, thermal, magnetic, piezoelectric, optical, etc.). The material does not exhibit these properties in solid form creating a large contrast between material properties in solid or liquid phase.
Case 13749: US Patent Number 8,192,643, filed on June 5, 2012
Case 13853: US Patent Application Number 12/720382, filed on March 9, 2010
Last revised: April 29, 2013
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