Carbon & Graphite
Alfa Aesar, a member of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials for a wide span of applications.
Look to Alfa Aesar for fine and specialty chemicals produced and packaged to your specifications. With over 50 years of production experience, our custom capabilities are unsurpassed.
By combining the research chemical expertise of Alfa Aesar and the specialist nanoparticle manufacturing capabilities of Cerion, we have joined forces to offer you an exclusive program – Nanoparticle Design Services.
Metals and Materials:
Windows and Spheres
Fuel Cell Products
Metal Scavenger Products
Precious Metals & Catalysts
Angstron is the first advanced materials company to offer large quantities of ultra-thin, pristine nano-graphene platelets (NGPs). Angstron currently has the world’s largest graphene production capacity at approximately 300 metric tons per year. This capacity means that Angstron can fill orders suitable for large scale industrial and commercial applications. This production scale also means that Angstron is significantly reducing production cost barriers with its high performance nano-graphene solutions. A new 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility, based in Dayton, Ohio, allows our company to continue its research and development efforts while providing small to large batch processing and production.
By combining R&D with in-depth engineering, application knowledge and real world experience, Angstron not only has the technology customers need, but the capability to provide total turnkey solutions from application development and pilot quantities for test articles to scale-up for required production volumes.
The Angstron team is led by Dr. Bor Jang, a pioneer in advancing the field of nano-graphene platelets. In addition to NGPs, Dr. Jang is a leading expert in the research and development of low-cost carbon nanomaterials, batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells with more than 160 patents to his name.
Angstron’s scientists and specialists have more than 50 years of combined experience. We’ll help you harness the performance advantages of NGPs to create a next generation product that’s better. Our team will also walk you through each step of the process to find the most efficient, cost effective manufacturing methods and prepare for market entry.
Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) is a small corporation located in Cedarville, Ohio. ASI specializes in the research and development of advanced materials and their applications. ASI is one of the leaders in the development of materials possessing exceptionally high thermal conductivity. Materials currently under development include vapor-grown carbon fibers, diamond thin films, and composites derived there from. In addition to superior thermal performance, these materials possess various other desirable properties, including low cost. In 1995, ASI obtained funding for accelerated development of its Pyrograf® carbon fiber under the Department of Commerce’s Advanced Technology Program (ATP)
Applied Sciences also performs contract research for a wide variety of industrial clients. Contract research at Applied Sciences ranges from dispersion preparation and analysis, development of custom thermoplastic compounds, advanced composite materials, CVD coatings, vapor phase and liquid phase chemical functionalization of carbonaceous materials, as well as synthetic diamond coatings and composites with synthetic diamond.
ASI has also supported research programs of its clients by contributing its expertise in materials development and analyses through subcontracts.
Designer and manufacturer of probes with carbon nanotube tips for atomic force microscopes.
New CDI FN Series a new series of CNT probes at a new low price.
CDI FN Series Carbon Nanotube probes capture all the advantages of a CNT tipped probe with no compromises. Extremely high aspect ratios (up to 20:1) Exceptionally long wear (up to 200x longer than silicon/SiN and 50x longer than High-Density, Diamond Like Carbon (HDC/DLC)) and the smallest ROC on the market for a High Aspect Ratio probe (1nm ROC).
Using a CDI patented process, the carbon nanotube AFM probe has been perfected. Straightened carbon nanotubes can deliver the radius of curvature needed for high resolution imaging combined with the tube structure necessary for high topography Imaging. All in a single probe with a useable lifetime up to 200x your standard probes.
Despatch Industries has specialized in thermal processing for over 100 years and is actively using this technical expertise to provide innovative solutions to critical applications in a broad range of markets and cutting edge technology worldwide. The company has three dedicated business groups to meet the demands of the thermal, solar and carbon fiber markets. This focused commitment has allowed Despatch to become the leading equipment provider in these rapidly expanding industries.
Despatch manufactures a variety of ovens for heat treating synthetic materials such as: thermoset plastics, adhesives, paints and powder coats, rubber and many others. Common applications include: Annealing removes stresses and increases material strength; Curing helps materials to cross-link and retain defect-free characteristics; Drying provides a faster liquid removal from the material; Hardening increases the strength of the material for better resistance to wear.
Composite materials are becoming the material of choice for industries such as aerospace, automotive, wind energy, sports and recreation and industrial construction. Carbon fiber composites provide an exceptionally strong and lightweight material needed for reduced energy consumption and durability.
Despatch provides an advanced out-of-autoclave solution to the challenging composite curing process. Despatch composite curing ovens provide uniflow airflow which delivers heated air from both sides of the chamber for uniform operating temperatures. The ovens can be custom designed for an airflow that is best suited to provide the fastest, most uniform heat-up time for any product.
Despatch offers complete vacuum bagging systems with up to 24 vacuum ports. Jack panels allow connection to as many thermocouples as needed for monitoring the curing process. Mold preparation, including preheating, drying and cleaning processes can also be provided.
A control system is available to fully control your vacuum bagging process. A PC software package is utilized to record all the necessary information relating to your thermocouples, vacuum transducers, temperatures, Hi-limits, user access and all related alarms. This system allows full control and ensures parts are reliable and cured to specification.
Despatch provides laboratory ovens for testing and analyzing materials such as asphalt, polymers, composites, paint and other coatings. Testing is used to define material characteristics, detecting defects and failure susceptibility. Despatch ovens are highly uniform and repeatable with extremely tight temperature tolerances for consistent testing. For simple applications such as heating soil and asphalt samples prior to quality testing the LBB forced convection oven, with its fast heat-up rates and short processing times, is a popular choice. For more sophisticated testing, choose an oven with the microprocessor based Protocol 3TM controller. It provides simple and flexible operation and can be paired with monitoring and data logging software for detailed reporting of oven process data.
Despatch has over 40 years of experience as the industry’s leading provider of carbon fiber manufacturing equipment and process technology solutions. Manufacturers have utilized our high-performance oxidation technology to produce the best quality and most uniform fiber, at the lowest cost. In the carbon fiber market, we offer everything from fully integrated carbon fiber manufacturing lines, to small benchtop fiber splicing ovens.
Solar cell materials can be assessed by spectral and temporal fluorescence spectroscopy using the products offered by Edinburgh Instruments.
The energy received on earth by the sun in one hour is equivalent to the energy consumed by the world in a year. Photovoltaic solar cells convert this solar energy into electricity in a sustainable way compared to fossil fuels.
Solar cells can be made of semiconductors, polymers, dyes and phosphors. Organic as well as organic/inorganic approaches are currently followed.
Research is focussed on materials that absorb a wider part of the solar spectrum, while improving the electronic transport at a low cost. In addition, charge mobility and stability are challenges especially for dye-sensitised and perovskite solar cells.
The fluorescence emission, quantum yield and lifetime of nanoscale materials can be characterised with a range of Edinburgh Instruments’ products.
Nanoscale materials such as quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles and nanostructures exhibit strong spatial confinement upon photo-excitation and tuneable emission, which makes them extremely useful in photonic applications.
Emission at desired wavelengths has been widely demonstrated in the past, however research is currently focused on improving the quantum yield as well as the photo-stability and chemical stability for example in core/shell geometries. New materials are investigated in the zeroth dimension in dots, the second in sheets such as graphene, or the third in nanostructures, whereas applications from optoelectronic devices to medical diagnostics and quantum computing.
Lasers and LEDs
Fibre Optic Spectrometers
EMFUTUR is a high quality Nanomaterials supplier providing the highest quality supplies for these future developments. We offer nanoparticles, nanopowders, micron powders, and CNTs (carbon nanotubes) in small quantity for researchers and in bulk order for industry groups.
EMFUTUR product quality emphases the significance of purest Nanomaterials with uniform composition free of impurities for advanced research and production purposes.
Carbon Allotropes (Carbon nanotubes, Diamond nanoparticles, Fullerenes, Graphene), Nanowires, Quantum dots, Nanoparticles & Nanopowders, Nano-micro salts.
Micro and Nano electronics, Sensors and Actuators, Energy (storage and productions), Optical devices, Biomedical and Bionic, Drug delivery, Tissue Engineering Composite Materials, Abrasives, Catalysis and Photocatalysis, Magnetic Materials, Electromagnetic Shielding, Conductive Paints, Photonic Materials, Plasmonics.
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Graphenea, a technology company set up in 2010, is one of Europe’s main producers of graphene. In 2013 the company received an investment from Repsol to boost its technological capacity, support its growth as a business and enable it to maintain its international lead within the emerging graphene production sector.
The company, which employs 25 people and exports graphene materials to 65 countries, supplies its products to global operations for Universities, Research Centers and Industries. Graphenea is part of a growing cluster of nanotechnology companies based at the nanotechnology research centre, CIC nanoGune. The CIC nanoGUNE is a center created with the mission of addressing basic and applied world-class research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, fostering high-standard training and education of researchers in this field, and promoting the cooperation between science community agents and the industrial sector.
Graphenea is a partner of the Graphene Flagship. The EU launched this 10-year investment push research programme that aims to find ways of commercialising graphene.
Hielscher Ultrasonics specializes in the design and manufacturing of high power ultrasonic homogenizers for lab, bench-top and production level. Ultrasonic power is an effective and energy-efficient means to apply high shear and intense stress to liquids, powder/liquid mixtures and slurries. This makes it a strong alternative to high shear mixers, high pressure homogenizers and agitated bead mills.Hielscher ultrasonic devices are in use worldwide as laboratory mixers, high shear mixing equipment, full-size in-line homogenizers or particle mills. The applications span mixing, dispersing, particle size reduction, extraction and chemical reactions.
Hielscher ultrasonic devices are used in the synthesis of nanomaterials as well as in the formulation of compounds and composites containing nanomaterials. This includes the use of ultrasonics during precipitation and the deagglomeration of nano-size materials, like metal oxides or carbon nanotubes.
Ultrasound is used in the formulation of paints and coatings for: emulsification of polymers dispersing and fine milling of pigments size reduction of .
Ultrasonic cleaning is an environmentally friendly alternative for the cleaning of continuous materials, such as wire and cable, tape or tubes. The effect of the cavitation generated by the ultrasonic power removes lubrication residues like oil or grease, soaps, stearates or dust.
Hot Disk AB is dedicated solely to facilitating its clients’ thermal transport property measurements. Utilizing the groundbreaking and recently ISO-certified TPS (Transient Plane Source) technique, Hot Disk instruments accurately ascertain the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity of a vast range of materials from single transient recordings. We have claimed considerable market share from competitors employing older and more limited techniques in recent years.
Hot Disk AB develops and provides equipment for measuring and testing thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity. With our equipment, testing thermal properties is easy, fast and non-destructive.
Knowing the thermal properties of materials or devices is crucial when designing any application where heating or cooling is a factor. Being able to readily acquire this information is important for designers, engineers and scientists alike.
Examples for Applications:
Anisotropy: Modern batteries (Li-Ion) have drastically different thermal ¬conductivities in different directions. Simple and accurate ¬measurement procedure with Hot Disk sensors. Hot Disk can perform anisotropic measurements on modern, Li-Ion batteries with a regular stack structure. The stack structure can be either cylindrical stack, or a plane stack structure.