West Virginia University is a public land grant research university in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. Its other campuses include the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery and Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a second clinical campus for the University's medical and dental schools at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston. WVU Extension Service provides outreach with offices in all of West Virginia's 55 counties. Since 2001, WVU has been governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors.Enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 29,466 for the main campus, while enrollment across all campuses totaled 32,348. WVU offers 191 bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs in 15 colleges.WVU has produced 24 Rhodes Scholars, including former WVU president David C. Hardesty, Jr. The University also has produced 36 Goldwater Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, and 5 members of USA Today 's "All‑USA College Academic First Team." Wikipedia.
West Virginia University and Advanced Research Corp. | Date: 2015-04-21
Various examples are provided for collimator assemblies and/or energy analyzer arrays of plasma spectrometers. In one example, among others, an ultra-compact plasma spectrometer includes a collimator assembly; an energy analyzer array that receives charged particles from the collimator; and a detector plate that detects charged particles exiting the energy analyzer array. The energy analyzer array can include a plurality of analyzer plates having distinct energy channels. In another example, a method includes bonding a stack of analyzer plates to form an energy analyzer array, affixing a collimator assembly to the entrance surface of the energy analyzer array, and affixing an array of detectors to the exit surface of the energy analyzer array. The analyzer plates include energy analyzer bands extending from the entrance surface to the exit surface. The aperture arrays and the detectors can align with the energy analyzer bands.
West Virginia University | Date: 2015-02-20
According to some embodiments, a sensor network may be provided with re-programmable and/or reconfigurable analog circuitry configured to monitor data collected by the sensor network. The re-programmable and/or reconfigurable analog circuitry may also generate a wakeup signal in response to a defined wakeup event detected by the sensor network.
West Virginia University | Date: 2015-10-19
Method comprising providing at least one solid carbide chemical compound and reducing a metal cation with use of the solid carbide chemical compound. A method comprising producing elemental carbon material from the oxidation of carbide in at least one carbide chemical compound (e.g., calcium carbide) in at least one anode of an electrochemical cell apparatus, such as a galvanic cell apparatus. The cathode can be a variety of metals such as zinc or tin. The reaction can be carried out at room temperature and normal pressure. An external voltage also can be applied, and different forms of carbon can be produced depending on the reactants used and voltage applied. For carrying out the method, an apparatus comprising at least one galvanic cell comprising: at least one anode comprising at least one carbide chemical compound, and at least one cathode. For carrying out the method and constructing the apparatus, an electrode structure comprising at least one carbide chemical compound, wherein the carbide chemical compound is a salt-like carbide; and at least one electronically conductive element different from the carbide. Carbon compositions of various forms are also prepared by the methods and apparatus and with use of the electrode structure. Large pieces of pure carbon can be produced. Post-reaction processing of the carbon can be carried out such as exfoliation.
West Virginia University | Date: 2015-03-11
The present invention provides a method of treating depression disease in a patient comprising administering to a mucosal membrane of a patient an effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable composition comprising an effective amount of ketamine or dextromethorphan, or both ketamine and dextromethorphan, wherein the mucosal administration of the ketamine or dextromethorphan containing composition allows for the mucosal absorption of the composition eliminating the digestive tract of the patient for effecting a rapid acting antidepressant treatment of the patient. Preferably, this method includes administering the composition to the oral cavity, and more preferably to the buccal cavity, of the patient. A pharmaceutically acceptable composition comprising ketamine or dextromethorphan and a vehicle is disclosed. A biomarker for identifying a depressive disease is set forth. A method of treating depressive illness in a patient using dextromethorphan via the oral route is provided.
West Virginia University | Date: 2015-06-15
The present invention provides a method of producing lysergic acid and other ergot alkaloids by genetic modification of a fungus. A strain of fungus comprising