|Nanopowders, Thin Films, and Devices|
Several companies are focusing on ultra-fine and nanoparticle production using ball milling/mechanical attrition, laser ablation, vapor condensation, sputtering, chemical precipitation, sol-gel processing, combustion synthesis, and plasma synthesis. Specialists in nanomaterials among both researchers and commercial producers generally use a form of vapor condensation. There are a number of vapor processing techniques, and each has its unique advantages. One major disadvantage inherent in all of these other vapor methods is their inability to produce complex compositions with controlled properties; if done, it is usually at high production costs and generally at low volumes. Additionally, agglomeration and sintering of the particles poses problems.
nGimat offers significant advantages for nanoparticle production. Its NanoSpray CCVC process is able to produce multi-component nanomaterials with controlled properties (crystallinity, size, morphology), and the technique possesses inherent scalability of the spray processing method (from kg's to tons). The NanoSpray technology can also be used simply for its ultra-fine aerosol, when implemented without combustion, to process organic nanomaterials. Finally, nGimat possesses unique expertise in materials processing and integration in products and devices. These compelling advantages of the company's proprietary NanoSpray processing offer potential to manufacture better and lower cost powders than any competing method and to integrate them into end products.
Methods for manufacturing nanopowders:
Nanopowder Process Comparisons for two or more cations:
Typical NanoSpray-Produced Nanopowder Characteristics:
Samples available in quantities ranging from 50 gr to >100 kg.