Metal Xano generates pure metal and metal oxides nanoparticles with the particle size distribution ranging from 1 nm to 100 nm. It can also produce metal nanosheets or nanorods. Metal nanomaterials have created an influential impact in the applications of semiconductor and biomedical sciences, such as electronic devices, photocatalysis, solar cells, cosmetics, targeted drug delivery and wound healing, to name but a few.
Pure gold nanoparticles for optimised thin film resistivity
TEM images show that gold particles generated in de-ionised water are about 5 nm in diameter, with the lattice spacing of 0.25 nm, corresponding to the (1 1 1) plane of gold.
The characteristic peaks in the XRD identify the particles as pure gold unoxidised. The Scherrer equation shows crystallite sizes of 6.3 nm in (1 1 1) plane and 4.3 nm in (2 0 0) plane. The mean size is 5.3 nm.
Statistics from TEM images show a gold particle size distribution from 4 to 10 nm, with an average diameter of 6.3 nm, conforming to the results from XRD analysis.
Tungsten oxides for electrochromic devices
The TEM image shows the particles generated are smaller than 10 nm in diameter.
Analysis of the interplanar spacing from the TEM image confirms the material is WO3.
The characteristic peaks in the XRD are identical to those of monoclinic WO3.
Zinc oxides for anticancer, antibacterial and diabetes treatments
In the TEM image we found the nanosheets produced by Metal Xano.
Analysis of the interplanar spacing and angle from the TEM image confirms the material is ZnO.
The characteristic peaks in the XRD are identical to those of hexagonal ZnO.
Copper oxides for potential antimicrobial applications
In the AFM image we found nanoparticle assemblies (NPAs).
The profile shows the sizes of the nanoparticles are about 20 nm.
The characteristic peaks in the XRD are identical to those of cubic Cu and CuO.
Spray pyrolysis, sol-gel dip, spin coating, etc.
The solution-based methods usually involve toxic precursors, complex synthesis steps in preparation, followed by hours of post treatments. In terms of mass production, some of the methods, such as electrodeposition or hydrothermal synthesis, would also leave behind a large amount of harmful waste.
Thermal evaporation, radio-frequency sputtering, electron-beam evaporation, etc.
The vapour-based methods require expensive equipments. In terms of mass production, the size of the produced thin films is limited by the dimensions of the vacuum chamber.
Cost effective, environment friendly and a much larger film size.
Metal Xano could be configured to achieve desired particle size distribution at a high production rate in pure physical processes. It's simple and fast, leaving no hazardous waste behind.
Xano Spray Coater could easily produce a thin film of uniform thickness with the size beyond 1 m by 1 m. Spray coating technology removes the resctrictions by other methods and offers a greater flexibility in coating applications.
With Nanovie's integrated technologies, the users could fabricate a variety of nanomaterials in different formations, including nanoparticles, nanosheets, nanorods and thin films made from the generated nanomaterials.
Metal Xano is a table-top metal nanoparticle generator that produces metal nanoparticles in liquid. Nanovie's cutting edge wire electrical explosion technology offers fast, reliable and reproducible production performance. Depending on the metal and solution selected, the nanomaterials generated could be pure metal or metal oxides.
Metal Xano's sophisticate software facilitates the speedy production of nanomaterials. At the same time it ensures the reliability and replicability of nano-scale production.
Nanovie NPG Metal Xano is ideal for a variety of applications:
NPG Metal Xano is a compact tabletop nanoparticle generator, easy to configure advanced parameters, directly via touch panel.
Main Body & Electronic Controller
Xano Spray Coater (XSC) is a table-top spray coating station capable of large area coating under normal atmospheric conditions, without the need of high vacuum or chemical preparation.