Optimizing material performance through tailored nanostructures
We use our HiPIMS technology to produce tailormade nanoparticles. With our revolutionizing production method our nanostructures can be tailored to your needs. Our primary focus is the Hydrogen Market – We aim to enable the production of Green Hydrogen to scale on a global level. However, there are endless application areas for our nanostructured materials.
A word from our Nano Development Manager
“With our knowledge within nanoparticle technology together with our products we can produce tailormade nanoparticles. We strive to meet our customers’
requirements. Only your imagination can limit the possibilities for our nanostructures.”
Dr. Sebastian Ekeroth
Nano Development Manager
Our nanoparticles are created using a hollow cathode sputtering technique where a relatively high pressure (around 100 Pa) is maintained in the sputtering chamber in order to nucleate the sputtered material into nanoparticles. A combination of hollow cathode target and high power pulses ensures a high ionization rate, which allows the nanoparticles to grow at a rate approximately 100 times faster than the standard cluster source. The source can be used to grow nanoparticles out of any sputterable material, including alloyed ones.
1. Nanomaterials for hydrogen
Our groundbreaking technology for creating nanoparticle materials is a Key Enabling
Technology for Green Hydrogen from renewable energy. By lowering noble metal
content and increasing efficiency of hydrogen production we make Green Hydrogen
scalable and cost-efficient.
2. Catalytic Materials
3. Nanoporous Materials
4. Specific Applications
- Renewable energy: For example applicable in Solar Cells
- Energy storage: For example applicable in Batteries
- Energy conversion: Can be used in catalysis and water splitting
- Sensor technology
- Medical applications: For example when using Contrast Agents
- Smart windows
For an in-depth description of our Nanostructures Technology
Sebastian Ekeroth, E. Peter Münger, Robert Boyd, Joakim Ekspong, Thomas Wågberg, Ludvig Edman, Nils Brenning, and Ulf Helmersson,
Nano Letters 18, 3132 (2018)
Sebastian Ekeroth, Joakim Ekspong, Dimitrios K. Perivoliotis, Sachin Sharma, Robert Boyd, Nils Brenning, Eduardo Gracia-Espino, Ludvig Edman, Ulf Helmersson, and Thomas Wågberg
ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 4, 12957 (2021)
Nanoparticle cluster source
Our nanoparticle cluster source is designed by experts in the field with long experience in nanoparticle production for different applications.
With its quick installation using standard tube feedthroughs and easily interchangeable target cathodes, this nanoparticle source is optimized for high
vacuum systems where a source for nanoparticles is desired. HiPNano is operated in high-power pulsed mode and optimized for our HiPSTER 1 HiPIMS unit. Contact us for more information.