Clemson University is an American public, coeducational, land-grant and sea-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States.Founded in 1889, Clemson University consists of five colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life science; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Business and Behavioral science; Engineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development. As of 2013, Clemson University enrolled a total of 16,931 undergraduate students for the fall semester and 4,372 graduate students and the student/faculty ratio is 16:1. The cost of in-state tuition is about $13,054 and out-of-state tuition is $30,488. US News and World Report ranks Clemson University 20th among all national public universities. Wikipedia.
Clemson University | Date: 2017-01-06
Described is an elemental analysis system and methods for use thereof that can be utilized in examination of samples in their native state. The systems utilize a liquid samplingatmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) device for ambient desorption sampling and excitation of a solid sample in combination with optical emission detection. This approach can find application across a broad spectrum of analytical challenges including metals, soils, and volume-limited samples.
Clemson University | Date: 2017-02-01
Methods and delivery agents for treatment of connective tissue that includes elastic fibers are described. Delivery agents are nano- or micro-sized particles that include a biologically active compound useful in treatment of degraded elastic fibers and an anchoring agent at a surface that binds at or near the area of degraded elastic fibers. The delivery agents may be utilized for targeted delivery of biologically active compounds to degraded elastic fibers so as to maintain and/or regenerate the elastin component of connective tissue, and prevent further degradation and/or rehabilitate the structural architecture of the connective tissue.
Clemson University | Date: 2017-04-12
Novel synthesized amino acids of glutamine and lysine that are directly PEGylated with small, monodisperse PEGs, and a novel process for creating novel amino acid monomers using PEGylation. These amino acids are readily incorporated into peptides for a range of different applications.
Syngenta and Clemson University | Date: 2017-04-07
The invention provides methods of inhibiting the growth of a shoot apical meristem of a cucurbit rootstock plant, comprising contacting a shoot apical meristem of the cucurbit rootstock plant with an effective amount of a composition comprising one or more fatty alcohols, thereby inhibiting the growth of the shoot apical meristem of the cucurbit rootstock plant. The present invention further provides methods for preparing and producing cucurbit rootstock plants for grafting and methods for grafting. Additionally provided are cucurbit rootstock plants and plant parts and grafted cucurbit plants produced by the methods of the invention.
University of South Carolina and Clemson University | Date: 2016-08-11
Disclosed are thermoset/thermoplastic composites that include a thermoset component directly or indirectly bonded to a thermoplastic component via a crosslinked binding layer between the two. The crosslinked binding layer is bonded to the thermoplastic component via epoxy linkages and is either directly or indirectly bonded to the thermoset component via epoxy linkages. The composite can be a laminate and can provide a route for addition of a thermoplastic implant to a thermoset structure.
Clemson University | Date: 2017-02-24
Adaptors for ultrasound probes can have an adaptor body can have an open lower end that allows a distal end of the ultrasound probe to extend therethrough to contact skin of a patient. The adaptor can include a plurality of spaced apart resilient members held by the adaptor body that, in operation, are able to change in length such that the resilient members translate from a first longer length to a second shorter length when the probe applies compressive force to the target tissue.
Musc Foundation For Research Development and Clemson University | Date: 2016-12-09
Rib hook devices, systems, and methods of assembling and using the devices and systems are disclosed. The rib hook device includes a body with a first end and a second end and a rod attachment member coupled to and extending away from the second end of the body. The rib hook system includes at least one rib hook device, a first rod for engaging the at least one rib hook device, and at least one fastener for securing the first rod to the at least one rib hook device. Methods for assembling and using the rib hook devices and systems are also disclosed.
Clemson University | Date: 2016-12-02
A building framing system includes a floor portion or floor framing system, a wall portion or wall framing system, and a roof portion or roof framing system. Each framing system comprises a plurality of components. Each component defines a connection geometry for connecting one component to another. The connection geometries are such that mechanical or other similar fasteners are not required to hold the various components together; rather, the connection geometries connect the components and hold them in place with respect to one another. Further, the framing systems utilize pre-cut components such that the components of each framing system arrive onsite cut to a needed length and width and with the appropriate connection geometry.
Clemson University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Date: 2016-11-23
A liquid sampling, atmospheric pressure, glow discharge (LS-APGD) device as well as systems that incorporate the device and methods for using the device and systems are described. The LS-APGD includes a hollow capillary for delivering an electrolyte solution to a glow discharge space. The device also includes a counter electrode in the form of a second hollow capillary that can deliver the analyte into the glow discharge space. A voltage across the electrolyte solution and the counter electrode creates the microplasma within the glow discharge space that interacts with the analyte to move it to a higher energy state (vaporization, excitation, and/or ionization of the analyte).
Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-01-09
A silicon-based anode comprising silicon, a carbon coating that coats the surface of the silicon, a polyvinyl acid that binds to at least a portion of the silicon, and vinylene carbonate that seals the interface between the silicon and the polyvinyl acid. Because of its properties, polyvinyl acid binders offer improved anode stability, tunable properties, and many other attractive attributes for silicon-based anodes, which enable the anode to withstand silicon cycles of expansion and contraction during charging and discharging.