The high dimensional phase space in which
all nanopowders exist are not accessible using one processing technique. At
Nanomaterials we draw from an array of techniques, some are proprietary
modifications of public domain processes discussed in the open literature.
Other processes were developed here, acquired from others, or developed
under federally sponsored programs. Manufacturing nanopowders having complex
composition requires special understanding of the driving forces behind
phase formation, size and size distribution, but just as important it
requires experience. The tools needed to access any particular point in the
nanopowder phase space for one compound of complex composition may not be
the same for another compound. Our process technology and flexible process
line allows us to mix and match subprocessors so that virtually any point in
the nanomaterials landscape can be visited.
Nanomaterials recently applied for a patent
for a revolutionary process technology technique, which allows us to
manufacture a stream of nanoparticles, each having a specific number of
atoms, molecules, or ion sets for nanoparticles in the low nanometer range.
We can build particles having 1000 atoms or 1001 atoms per nanoparticle. In
the high nanometer range, we will be able to guarantee particle size
variation to within a small fraction of a nanometer. This non-statistical
non-thermodynamic approach eliminates the "distribution" in the particle
size distribution associated with competing nanoparticle synthesis
techniques and hence allows for complete monodispersity.
The process is ideally suited for
nanoparticles with complex composition. It can produce metal alloys,
carbides, nitrides, oxides, phosphides, etc. The processing tool now under
development when fully mature will be able to produce between 600 g and 3 kg
per hour per processor.
We are now exploring opportunities to take
this technology from the laboratory and onto the manufacturing floor. For
more information, contact us.
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