• Product Attributes

    We offer an innovative and flexible solution to tailored nanoparticle dispersion production

    Tailorable Surface Functionalization

    Surface functionalization is necessary for several reasons: (1) preventing aggregation of particles during milling, (2) forming a stable nanoparticle dispersion, and (3) integration of nanoparticles into a form factor, composite or device. The surface functional groups on the nanoparticle can be easily tailored allowing nanoparticles to be dispersed and integrated into a wide variety of material systems.

    Ultra-Small Particle Sizes: Non-Toxic Quantum Dots

    As nanoparticles reduce in size their properties deviate from the macroscopic regime and emergent quantum mechanical properties arise. Quantum Dots are semiconductor nanoparticles that are in this size regime. However, Qunatum Dots have not been able to be produced by milling due to aggregation of these ultra-small particle into larger particles. Advano is the first company to successfully produce Quantum Dots using milling.

    Nanoscale Engineering and Architecture

    Our novel surface chemistry opens up a new world of chemistry and nanoscale engineering by enabling  hierarchical structuring of nanoparticles.  Advano has successfully modified particles with a variety of moieties (e.g. conjugated polymers, dendrimers, buckyballs, siRNA, etc.).

    Facile Deposition via Industrial Printing

    Advano's process produces a stable functionalized nanoparticle dispersion that resist the tendency to clump into larger particles. Advano's dispersion can be viewed as an "ink concentrate" for inkjet printing due to it's superior stability and tailorable surface groups. The characteristics of the nanoparticle based film formed from inkjet deposition can be easily tailored by modifying the nanoparticle's functional group. This dispersion can also be used in gravure and roll-to-roll printing

  • Ex. Application #1: High Energy Capacity Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Silicon nanoparticle (SiNPs) are known to enhance the energy storage capacity of Lithium-ion battery anodes by 10X when compared to traditional carbon. SiNPs also withstand internal structural fractures caused by the volumetric expansion (400%) associated with charging/discharging. And by sufficiently functionalizing the surface of the SiNPs, the performance, lifetime and structural integrity of silicon based anodes can be greatly increased. Advano is able to provide a commercial scale solution for surface functionalized SiNPs.

    Ex. Application #2: CO2 Carbon Capture

    Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission is paramount to addressing global warming. One large-scale method of reducing GHGs is through carbon capture. In the petrochemical and manufacturing industry scrubbers are used to remove CO2 from exhaust gases by flushing the gas through amine solution. When in contact, the amine chemically bonds with CO2 and captures it into the fluid solution that is recovered, hence "Scrubbing". Advano's nanoparticles can act as ion-exchange catalyst similar to amine solutions. By functionalizing the surface of our nanoparticles with amine groups, our materials are capable of capturing CO2. Additionally, the turbulence induce by introducing particulates into the amine solution create a more intimate mixing which increases amine-CO2 contact and capture compared to traditional amine solution.

    Ex. Application #3: Superhydrophobic or "Water-Repellant" Films

    Using RHEBM, Advano has created several types of functional or "smart" coatings, one being superhydrophobic. This coating is able to repel the adhesion of water to a variety of surface types. Advano's RHEBM process is able to produce a dispersion with a predetermined range of particle sizes. This dispersion is then sprayed or deposited onto a surface, creating microscopic "ridges" that prevent water from adhearing to the surface. Unlike polymer based films, this coating is UV and thermally resistant and able to be used in wide array of aqueous or organic solvents, making it durable and environmentally friendly.

    Ex. Application #4: Printable Electronics

    The miniaturization of electronics requires more innovative methods of micro and nano fabrication at greater volumes and more affordable cost. Utilizing RHEBM, our SiNP and SiQD dispersions can be used as electronic inks for large-surface area deposition to create microsized and nanosized optoelectronics devices, such as flexible and fluorescent thin-films and advanced solid-state lighting solutions.

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