Authors: C.C. Huang
Affilation: Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, United States
Pages: 677 - 679
Keywords: nanocomposites, nanoparticles, Powder
The development of nanotechnology is closely related to the new economy full with high tech products towards 21st century. As a new material, the nanoparticle has certainly caught the imaginations of researchers around the world. Although the production technologies of nanoparticles have had significant progress in the past few years, the commercial applications of nanoparticles are often limited by the cost, handling, and safety issues. To address these application problems, a proprietary mechano-chemical bonding technology has been developed to fabricate nanocomposite powders. With the technology, the nano materials can be bonded together using mechanical energy without any binders in a dry process. It can create nano-scale multifunctional composite materials contributing to the development of advanced materials and devices for rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, ceramics, metals, superconductors, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Application examples and new development of the mechano-chemical bonding technology are to be illustrated in the presentation. The technology is an enabling technique to broaden the applications of nanoparticles.