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Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites
Chapter 9: Nanomaterials for Clean & Sustainable Technology

ALD for sustainable future – building a cleaner world from sub-nanometer level

Authors:M. Toivola, T. Pilvi
Affilation:Picosun Oy, FI
Pages:836 - 839
Keywords:atomic layer deposition, nanocoatings, photovoltaics, fuel cells, recyclable packaging
Abstract:Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) offers a superior way to coat highly conformal, uniform, pinhole and defect free thin films on even the most challenging nanoscale architectures. The technique is already widely in use in e.g. micro/optoelectronics, optics and sensor industry and is rapidly gaining foothold also in clean and renewable technology applications such as water purification, solar power, fuel cell/hydrogen/battery technology and innovative packaging materials. Picosun is a Finnish, globally operating ALD system manufacturer with world-wide sales and service organization. The company’s core business mission is to develop and manufacture ALD equipment which, with their uniquely scalable and flexible design, answer the needs of both the R&D field and those of high profile industries, thus bridging the gap between research and production. Picosun participates actively in several European Union (EU) funded research projects aiming for tomorrow’s cleaner and greener world. Novel ALD solutions are developed for example for Si nanorod solar cells, fuel cell materials, green communication technology, catalyst industry and advanced corrosion protection.
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