Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2017-02-15
A flow battery apparatus is provided with shunted currents repressed. The apparatus has a positive electrode device, a negative electrode device and a plurality of gas-gap devices. Gas-gap devices are separately set between branching channels and inlet and outlet manifolds of positive and negative electrodes. Each of the branching channels separately has an inserting tube to be inserted into one of the gas-gap devices. The diameter of the inserted vessel of gas-gap devices is bigger than the diameter of the inserting tube connected to a corresponding one of the branching channels. Thus, working liquids transferred to the positive and negative electrodes are segregated with coordination of the gas-gap devices. Only air spaces and discrete liquid drops are left between separated parts of the working liquids. Thus, shunted currents are repressed by preventing conductive paths from being formed between the positive and negative electrodes.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2017-05-10
The invention provides a metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell comprising a permeable metal substrate (200) and its manufacturing method. The permeable metal substrate (200) includes a substrate body (20) and a permeable powder layer (260). The permeable powder layer (260) is located on the top of the substrate body (20). The substrate body (20) can be a thick substrate (110) or formed of a thick substrate (110) and a thin substrate (230) that are welded together. Both the thick (110) and thin (230) substrates have a plurality of permeable straight gas channels (112, 232). In addition its manufacturing method is provided.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2016-09-01
The present invention relates to a flat wall-mounted sun-tracking and light-guiding device with built-in sensors, which comprises a sun-tracking and light-guiding member, a sun-tracking controller, a light concentrator, and a switchable light emitter. The sun-tracking and light-guiding member owns the function of tracking the sun and is coupled to the sun-tracking controller. The light concentrator faces the sun and is used for concentrating the sunlight. In addition, the light concentrator is connected with the sun-tracking and light-guiding member. The light concentrator includes a light-guiding optical fiber, which is used for guiding the concentrated sunlight. Besides, the switchable light emitter is connected with one end of the light-guiding optical fiber. The switchable light emitter can be disposed indoors or on plant chambers for lighting the interior or plants using the sunlight guided by the light-guiding optical fiber.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2016-04-20
The invention provides a loading mechanism for x-ray tube. The loading mechanism for x-ray tube includes an x-ray tube, a swing element and a rotating element. The x-ray tube includes a focal spot location and an x-ray opening. The swing element includes a first rotating axis, and the first rotating axis passes through the focal spot location. The swing element rotates about the first axis to rotate the x-ray tube within a limit swing range. The rotating element is connected to the swing element. The rotating element has a second rotating axis, and the first rotating axis perpendicular to the second rotating axis. The rotating element rotates about the second rotating axis to drive rotate the x-ray tube and the swing element. In addition, the scanning system for three-dimensional image is provided.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2016-07-20
The invention provides a permeable metal substrate and its manufacturing method. The permeable metal substrate includes a substrate body and a permeable powder layer. The permeable powder layer is located on the top of the substrate body. The substrate body can be a thick substrate or formed of a thick substrate and a thin substrate that are welded together. Both the thick and thin substrates have a plurality of permeable straight gas channels. In addition, a metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell and its manufacturing method are also provided.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2016-05-18
Disclosed herein is a bispecific peptide conjugate comprising an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) targeting peptide, an av3 integrin targeting peptide, and a linker, where the linker is conjugated respectively to the EGFR targeting peptide and the av3 integrin targeting peptide.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2016-09-19
Disclosed herein are a novel polymer, a thermosensitive carrier prepared using the same and use thereof. The novel polymer is essentially composed of a PEO-PPO-PEO block copolymer and silane.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2015-12-15
The present invention discloses a method for improving mass-production yield of large-area organic solar cells for forming the active layer using the roll-to-roll process. The active layer includes low-bandgap high-polymer PTB7, Fullerenes derivative PC_(71)BM, and high-boiling-point additives. The addition of the high-boiling-point additives can enhance the efficiency of organic solar cells effectively. In the roll-to-roll process according to the present invention, the drying temperature for the wet film is controlled for controlling the content of additives in the dry film. Thereby, the stability of the overall mass production and the device yield can be both improved.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2017-06-28
The present invention provides a method for preparing a 6-aminohexyl lactoside-NOTA conjugate. The preparation method comprises brominating perbenzoylated lactose with hydrobromic acid; glycosylating 6-azidohexanol to obtain 6-azidohexyl perbenzoyl lactoside; and deprotecting this precursor in two steps to obtain 6-aminohexyl lactoside and conjugating 6-aminohexyl lactoside to NCS-benzyl-NODA GA (i.e. 2,2-(7-(1-carboxy-4-((4-isothiocyanate benzyl) amino)-4-oxobutyl)-1,4,7-triazonane-1,4-diyl) diacetic acid) in triethyl amine as an alkaline solvent, to obtain a 6-aminohexyl lactoside-NCS-benzyl-NODA GA conjugate. In this novel preparation method, no deglycosylated side product is produced, such that the yield is considerably increased to 46%. Therefore, the method is suitable for future massive production since the requirement for repeated preparations for massive production is reduced, and the impurities produced in the previously scaled-up preparation process are not present.
Institute of Nuclear Energy Research of Taiwan | Date: 2016-02-04
A method is provided to make a bipolar plate of a flow cell. The two insulating frames traditionally cladding the graphite plate is changed. Through injection-molding, an acid-resisting insulating material is molded on the graphite plate to form an integrated bipolar plate. Composite channels are designed around the graphite plate. Thus, the binding force between the acid-resisting insulating material and the graphite plate is increased and the risk of electrolyte leakage is reduced. In order to reduce shunt currents, branch channels are also made in the frame through injection-molding. By using the bipolar plate thus made accordingly, not only the possibility of electrolyte leakage but also the number of components and the time for processing assembly can be significantly reduced. The cost of processing and assembly is effectively decreased. Accordingly, the present invention simplifies the structure of bipolar plate with cost reduced.