Authors: M. Toivola, T. Pilvi
Affilation: Picosun Oy, Finland
Pages: 836 - 839
Keywords: atomic layer deposition, nanocoatings, photovoltaics, fuel cells, recyclable packaging
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.