Commercial scale manufacturing of nanotechnology building blocks
Tapesh Yadav, Marc Barella and Karl Pfaffenbach
NanoProducts Corp., US
Keywords: Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles, Metals, Ceramics
Nanotechnology entails precision engineering materials at the molecular level to significantly improve the performance of products and processes. It is the ability to create materials and products with superior chemical, electrical, structural, optical and other characteristics. From powder industry point-of-view, nanotechnology entails manufacturing and processing powders with average particle size less than 100 nm, preferably less than 25 nm (1 nm = 0.001 microns). Anticipated to lead to substantial future developments, nanotechnology has recently received significant corporate interest from Fortune 500 companies.
In this presentation, we discuss nano-engineered powder technology in the context of opportunities, technology drivers and emerging applications. Specific case studies on low-cost manufacturing of simple and complex nanoparticles in tons per year will be used to illustrate the commercial status of nanotechnology industry. We will discuss how nanotechnology can enable miniaturization, thinner active layers, nanocomposites, and superior performing devices. We will also present novel opportunities enabled by nanoparticles for cost reduction, performance improvements and complex electroceramic formulation engineering. Finally, we will summarize NanoProducts Corporation's perspective on nanotechnology gained over the last eight years of our existence and through our focus on nanomaterials and nanotechnology.
NSTI Nanotech 2003 Conference Technical Program Abstract