Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong, China

City University of Hong Kong is a public research university located in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. It was founded in 1984 as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and became a fully accredited university in 1994. CityU offers over 50 bachelor's degree programmes through its constituent colleges and schools. Postgraduate degree programmes are offered by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies. Wikipedia.


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A novel class of heterodinuclear PtRu complexes are provided, and the methods for preparing the complexes are described. The inhibitory activities of the heterodinuclear PtRu complexes against cancer/tumor cell growth, including cancer/tumor cells having a resistance to cisplatin, are further demonstrated.


Patent
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2016-11-10

The present invention is concerned with a method of rapid identification of a mammalian species origin or mammalian species origins of a sample.


Patent
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2016-05-26

A multistable structure including local portions arranged to undergo processing by at least one of the physical treatment and chemical treatment so as to form localized stimulations of the treated portions; wherein the treated portions are arranged to interact with the untreated portion of the structure to form a prescribed residual stress distribution associated with the treated portions and the untreated portion of the structure, the prescribed residual stress distribution being arranged to provide at least one alternative stable configuration to the structure.


Patent
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-10-13

A composite material panel includes a substrate formed of a first material; one or more strands formed from a second material, the strands being interspersed through the substrate, the second material being a natural material, the second material providing modified mechanical properties of the composite material panel.


A material for use in a battery includes an active material arranged to undergo chemical reaction during charging and/or discharging of the battery, and a coating material coated on the active material, wherein the coating material is arranged to prevent the active material from cracking during charging and/or discharging of the battery.


Patent
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-10-06

Homogeneous and transparent protective coatings for precious metals and copper alloys and techniques for forming the coatings on precious metals and copper alloys are provided. In an embodiment, ionic oxide film is deposited onto a surface of a substrate including a metal, such as a precious metal and/or a copper alloy, using pulsed chemical vapor deposition (PCVD). A homogenous and transparent solid film based on ionic oxide is formed on the surface of the substrate in response to the depositing.


Patent
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-10-27

A phosphorescent transition metal complex especially suitable as sensor for hydrogen peroxide in cells, in particular in mitochondria in live cells, includes a metallic central atom, which is a transition metal, a first ligand with at least one pyridine ring, and a second ligand having at least one pyridine ring and at least one structural component selected from the group of 1,2-diketone moiety and an arylboronate moiety. A method for preparing the metal complex is also disclosed as well as a method of detecting hydrogen peroxide in cells by incubating cells with the transition metal complex. The metal complex shows advantageous intense and long-lived phosphorescence accompanied by exceptional cellular localization properties. The metal complex is highly photostable and highly selective towards hydrogen peroxide, thus, especially suitable for detecting mitochondrial H_(2)O_(2).


Patent
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2017-02-06

Transistors can be used for a variety of electronic-based applications. Therefore, transistor efficiency and performance is of importance. An apparatus is presented herein to increase the locking range of transistors by leveraging cross-coupled injection transistors in conjunction with symmetry injection transistors. The transistor efficiency can also be increase by reducing a parasitic capacitance associated with the components of the transistor.


Patent
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-11-19

The present invention provides nanoparticles and a method of preparing the nanoparticles by using an ice template. Pharmaceutical formulations including such nanoparticles and their use are also described. The method allows for an environmentally friendly provision of advantageously small particles with higher production rate and improved reproducibility.


Patent
City University of Hong Kong | Date: 2015-11-30

A new multifunctional polyelectrolyte, particularly suitable for a solid-state supercapacitor, is obtainable or obtained by reacting an effective amount of vinyl hybrid silica nanoparticles (VSNPs) and a compound having a structural unit based on acrylic acid or a structural unit derived therefrom in the presence of a polymerization initiator. The polyelectrolyte allows for an advantageous tunable ionic conductivity, exceptional self-healability and super-stretchability. An energy storage device, in particular a solid-state supercapacitor, includes the polyelectrolyte. A method for manufacturing a solid-state supercapacitor as well as for repairing a solid-state supercapacitor having cracks is also disclosed. Benefiting from the superior properties of the polyelectrolyte, the energy storage devices based thereon exhibit highly advantageous stretchability and self-healability and an exceptional performance compared to conventionally known devices.

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