Metal Xano - Metal Nanoparticle Generator

Major particle sizes: 1 ~ 100 nm.

Pure physical processes: fast, simple and clean.

Performance & Application

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

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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.

 

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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.

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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

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The TEM image shows the particles generated are smaller than 10 nm in diameter.

 

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Analysis of the interplanar spacing from the TEM image confirms the material is WO3.

 

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The characteristic peaks in the XRD are identical to those of monoclinic WO3.

 

 

Zinc oxides for anticancer, antibacterial and diabetes treatments

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In the TEM image we found the nanosheets produced by Metal Xano.

 

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Analysis of the interplanar spacing and angle from the TEM image confirms the material is ZnO.

 

Zinc_Oxide_3_XRD

The characteristic peaks in the XRD are identical to those of hexagonal ZnO.

 

 

Copper oxides for potential antimicrobial applications

Copper_Oxide_1_TEM

In the AFM image we found nanoparticle assemblies (NPAs).

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The profile shows the sizes of the nanoparticles are about 20 nm.

Copper_Oxide_3_XRD

The characteristic peaks in the XRD are identical to those of cubic Cu and CuO.

 

Comparison

Methods for producing nanomaterials

Solution-based methods

Spray pyrolysis, sol-gel dip, spin coating, etc.

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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.

 

Vapour-based methods

Thermal evaporation, radio-frequency sputtering, electron-beam evaporation, etc.

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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.

 

 

Advantages

Nanovie's electro-explosion & spray coating technology

Cost effective, environment friendly and a much larger film size.

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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.

 

Fast | Simple | Clean

  • Direct production, without complicate chemical preparation or vacuum environment.
  • Explosion parameters and production controled via touch panel.
  • Environmental friendly with pure physical processes, leaving no hazardous waste.

Features & Specifications

  • 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.

     

    Production
    • Major Particle Size* : 1 ~ 100 nm
    • Output Concentration* : 0.01 ~ 1000 mg/hr
    • Supported Materials : Pt, Au, Ag, Cu, Zn, W, Ni, Mo, Nb, Ta, V, etc.
    • Metal Wire Diameter : 0.1 ~ 0.5 mm
    • Thin Film Coating : Xano Spray Coater (Optional)

    * depending upon materials & parameters.

     

    Control
    • Explosion Voltage : 24 / 36 / 48 V ( Optional: 60 / 72 V )
    • Wire Explosion Speed* : 10 ~ 30 mm/min
    • Control Interface : Touchscreen panel, built-in software.
    • Configurable Parameters : Wire, board, explosion cycles, etc.

    * depending upon materials & parameters.

     

  • 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.

     

    Explosion Control
    • Parameter configuration: speed, cycle, step...
    • Test and production function
    • Real time status monitoring and warning

     

    Mechanical Control
    • Movement control: gate, stage, feeder...
    • Emergency Hardware shutdown

     

  • Nanovie NPG Metal Xano is ideal for a variety of applications:

     

    Electronics & Semiconductors
    • Photocatalysis
    • Self-cleaning coating
    • Solar cells
    • Electronic devices
    • Pigments
    • Cosmetics

     

    Biomed & Environment
    • Targeted drug delivery
    • Wound healing
    • Hydrogen production
    • Water purification

     

  • NPG Metal Xano is a compact tabletop nanoparticle generator, easy to configure advanced parameters, directly via touch panel.

     

    Main Body & Electronic Controller

    • Dimension (mm): 230 X 160 X 290(H)
    • Weight (kg): 4.0 kg
    • Power: DC 24V 1A (Input: 100-240V AC @ 50/60Hz)

     

    External Batteries

    • 48V: 4 batteries, 12V each.
    • Optional: 5 or 6 batteries, 12V each.

     

  • 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.

     

    Output
    • Coating area* : 20 x 20 cm (Standard Stage)
    • Maximum coating area* : 100 x 100 cm (Customised)
    • Heating stage* : room temperature to 400 °C
    • Thin film thickness* : 100 ~ 1,000 nm

    * Customisable.

     

    Control
    • Built-in software control. Configurable parameters.
    • Operation via LCD display and joystick controller.
    • Parameters: flow, speed, path, distance & cycle.