INRS - Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique | Date: 2014-10-23
A method of producing a graphene coating on a stainless steel surface, the method comprising the steps of electrochemically polishing of the stainless steel surface, and heating the polished stainless steel surface in contact with a carbon precursor.
INRS - Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique | Date: 2013-09-06
A catalyst precursor comprising (A) a microporous support; (B) a non-noble metal precursor; and (C) a pore-filler, wherein the micropores of the microporous support are filled with the pore-filler and the non-noble metal precursor so that the micropore surface area of the catalyst precursor is substantially smaller than the micropore surface area of the support when the pore-filler and the non-noble metal precursor are absent is provided. Also, a catalyst comprising the above catalyst precursor, wherein the catalyst precursor has been pyrolysed so that the micropore surface area of the catalyst is substantially larger than the micropore surface area of catalyst precursor, with the proviso that the pyrolysis is performed in the presence of a gas that is a nitrogen precursor when the microporous support, the non-noble metal precursor and the pore-filler are not nitrogen precursors is also provided. Methods of producing the catalyst precursor and the catalyst are provided.
INRS - Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique | Date: 2013-08-01
A method and system based on spectral domain interferometry for detecting intense THz electric field, allowing the use of thick crystal for spectroscopic purposes, in order to makes long temporal scans for increased spectral resolutions, and overcoming the limitation of over-rotation for presently available high power THz sources. Using this method and system the phase difference of approximately 8898 can be measured, which is 18000 times higher than the phase difference measured by electro-optic sampling (/2).
INRS - Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique | Date: 2013-11-19
There is described a passive variable emittance device comprising: a substrate having a receiving surface adapted to reflect radiations having a given wavelength; an intermediary layer deposited on the receiving surface of the substrate and being substantially transparent to the radiations having the given wavelength; and a thermochromic layer deposited on top of the intermediary layer, the thermochromic layer being substantially transparent to the radiations having the given wavelength for a first temperature below a given transition temperature, and presenting both reflection and absorption for the radiations for a second temperature above the given transition temperature, a total optical thickness for the intermediary and thermochromic layers being substantially equal to one quarter of the given wavelength so that radiations reflected by the thermochromic layer at the second temperature destructively interfere with radiations transmitted by the thermochromic and intermediary layers and reflected by the substrate in order to obtain a first emittance for the passive variable emittance device at the second temperature being greater than a second emittance for the passive variable emittance device at the first temperature.
INRS - Institute National de la Recherche Scientifique | Date: 2013-08-02
A catalyst precursor is provided having a thermally decomposable porous support; an organic coating/filling compound, and a non-precious metal precursor, wherein the organic coating/filling compound and the non-precious metal catalyst precursor coat and/or fill the pores of the thermally decomposable porous support.