The very essence of nanotechnology is dealing with materials at the nanometer scale. Designing materials at the nanoscale level can lead to products that achieve enhanced performance and often with more efficient and less costly manufacturing processes. We are currently working in several areas to create functional nanomaterials.
Nanocomposites are composite materials that contain particles in the size range of 1-100nm. A small quantity of nanoparticles, generally 0.5% - 5% is added to a material to create a new material with enhanced properties. This new material, containing the original material and nanoparticles, is known as a nanocomposite. We are focusing our development efforts on CNT nanocomposites including enhanced epoxies, nylons, carbon fiber and glass fiber prepregs and panels. [Read more...]
|CarbAl™ heat transfer material, recognized as one of the 100 most significant product innovations in 2009 by R&D magazine|
Temperature control is the number one cause of failure for electronics. Electronics have long suffered from heat buildup, "hot spots" and breakages as a result of thermal stresses created by temperature control issues. Minimizing thermal stresses and removing heat quickly from a heat source to keep a device cool can have a direct result on the viability of an electronics device and dramatically improve product lifetime and reliability.
Working with a strategic partner, technical impasses have been resolved to create a passive thermal management material that far exceeds the capabilities of conventional passive thermal management materials with its unique combination of low density, high thermal diffusivity, high thermal conductivity, and a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) closely compatible to many electronics materials. [Read more...]
As a research and commercialization organization, Applied Nanotech encourages others to work with nanometric materials to be inventive also. ANI offers nanoparticles for purchase in both research and commercial quantities. [Read more...]