Carbon & Graphite
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.
Vince Carlino founded ibss Group, Inc. in 2002 in order to continue developing field-free ion beam (IBS) deposition systems for EM specimen preparation. The IBS system and the Dimpler, developed by VCR Group, set the standard for specimen deposition and preparation.
In 2003, ibss Group agreed to market a tool to minimize hydrocarbon contamination in SEMs by remote or downstream (DS) oxidation. Mr. Carlino assumed Global Sales responsibility to introduce an innovative plasma process for the removal of gas phase hydrocarbon contamination in electron beam instruments.
In 2007, ibss Group began cooperating with an inventor of a unique, patented plasma source. ibss Group developed and produced the GV10x, a new paradigm in situ downstream plasma asher. Competitively priced, the GV10x Downstream Asher reduces carbon & hydrocarbon contamination 10 to 20 times more effectively than traditional methods at vacuum pressure safe for TMP operation.
Today, ibss Group has expanded its GV10x models and has customers in EM and synchrotron labs around the world successfully using the GV10x and related products. All models have been tested and certified to carry the CE Mark. Further, the GV10x has been approved for use at its full range of power (10 to 99 watts) in Japan, where the Radio Law would normally limit its upper limit to 49 watts.
It is ibss Group’s mission to not only provide the fastest, safest, and most efficient plasma cleaner on the market, but also to develop and maintain long term relationships with customers and operators of the GV10x by providing quick response times and thorough explanations and support that exceed expectations.
Keith Company engineers and builds furnaces, kilns, ovens, lehrs, and thermal oxidizers. The nature of these systems is that they serve very technical and specialized niche market applications and as a result, there are only a handful of truly US based suppliers for these systems. Keith company maintains specialized knowledge in a myriad of fields including processing advanced materials, metals, specialty metals, advanced ceramics, electronic-materials, carbon and graphite, glass and more.
Keith Company specializes in supporting applications that require tight control of heating and cooling rates, temperature uniformity, process atmospheres, dew-points, process repeatability, integration of abatement systems, heat recovery systems, automation and more. As a result of the variety of technologies they excel in, Keith Company finds itself making many types of furnaces to order.
In 1936, we introduced the first rapid carbon determinator to the American iron and steel industry, and the LECO name quickly became synonymous with fast, accurate results. Although much has changed over the years, one thing has remained the same—customers around the world still count on LECO for results they can trust.
Today, we are proud to provide innovative technology for your most challenging samples, including instruments for analytical, separation, and metallographic science as well as a complete line of consumable products. A family-owned company, LECO designs and manufactures most instrument components at our headquarters in St. Joseph, Michigan. Plus, our products are backed by exceptional service and support long after the sale is complete.
Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Quantachrome’s mission is to develop and produce scientific instruments for the characterization of porous materials and powders reflecting the highest standards of quality and dependability.
For over 45 years, Quantachrome has designed revolutionary analytical laboratory instruments for material characterization laboratories. Our instrumentation is used in leading industrial and research laboratories for the analysis of powder and porous materials’ surface area, density, pore size, pore size distribution, and specific gas and vapor interactions. These physical properties are essential qualities of battery and fuel cell materials, heterogeneous catalysts, hierarchical catalysts, graphene, MOF (metal organic frameworks), pharmaceutical powders, ceramics, carbons, zeolites, advanced mesoporous and microporous materials, biomaterials, foam materials, pigments, and food products.
Quantachrome Instruments offers a wide range of fully automated gas, vapor and water sorption analyzers, gas displacement pycnometers, flow chemisorption analyzers, physisorption analyzers, expulsion porometers, intrusion porosimeters, mercury porosimeters, capillary flow porometers, and tap density analyzers. We also offer rotary rifflers for representative sampling of powders and granules.
We have an unwavering commitment to providing state of the art technology, and unparalleled superior customer service and support. Our commitment to customers is to support you before, during, and after the sale throughout the lifetime of our instrument,
R&D Carbon (RDC) is the world-leading supplier of know-how in the field of carbon electrodes. Our multi-disciplinary and laterally-thinking team serves the aluminum, petroleum coke, pitch and electrode industries worldwide.
Our long experience and intensive research into carbon technology provide solid support to our constant quest to improve product quality. RDC contributes substantially to reducing metal production costs and to lowering capital investment for production plants.
R&D Carbon performs basic and applied research in conjunction with leading universities which are also working on carbon. Many doctorate students from renowned universities and research institutes in New Zealand, Switzerland and China have intensively investigated several hot topics in their PhD thesis. They benefited from the first class testing facility of our research laboratories, as well as from the wide experience of our senior scientists in the carbon and metal field.
Sierra Applied Sciences (Sierra) specializes in the design and manufacture of high efficiency planar magnetron cathodes. For over twenty years we have teamed with our customers to implement our high utilization, patented magnet designs throughout the thin film industry. From small university R&D laboratories to large scale automotive, solar, and dynamic glass production facilities, our engineers collaborate with your team to design a magnetron cathode that integrates with your system to meet your sputtering needs.
From decorative coatings to optical films, Sierra’s magnetron cathodes are used in a wide variety of thin film applications.
Research & Development:
Sierra meets the continual demand for ground-breaking technology in order to sputter new materials with greater efficiency.
Sierra’s exclusive computer modeling technology ensures optimum performance with existing systems.
Sierra Applied Sciences was founded in 1989. Our primary goal was to develop efficient planar magnetron cathodes for the thin film industry. We continue to do extensive research and develop on improved technology for specific applications such as ITO, Magnetic Media, Carbons, and other advanced designs. These new design innovations allow for increased target life and target field strength that exceed any designs currently available in the industry today.
SkySpring Nanomaterials is an ISO 9001 certified worldwide manufacturer and supplier of nanoparticles, nanopowders, micron powders, and CNTs (carbon nanotubes) in small quantity for research and in bulk order for industry groups. Our expertise in the properties, applications and various manufacturing processes of advanced and engineered materials allows us to meet the needs of our customers.
Metal and nonmetal elements
Oxides and rare earth oxides
A supplier of specialty materials and a Licensee of EPFL for Dye Solar Cell technology since 1994, we deliver the components used for Hybrid and Dye Solar Cell fabrication to researchers and industries worldwide.Ever since the beginning at Solaronix, an important part of the business has been devoted to the production of the key materials required for Hybrid and Dye Solar Cell fabrication processes. Thanks to a diverse portfolio of specialty chemicals and components, Solaronix supports innovation in new photovoltaic technologies, and turns scientific progress into readily available products.
Since 1996, the company delivers high quality ingredients to research centers involved in Hybrid and Dye Solar Cell technology around the world; academic laboratories or pioneering technological enterprises. Our products are available in tailored quantities for both research and industry, and we continually scale-up and introduce new products to sustain the market’s growing demand.
Our catalog encompasses all the ingredients for Dye Solar Cells, as well as products for the fabrication of Hybrid Solar Cells, Perovskite Solar Cells, and other photo-electrochemical devices:
Available Chemicals and Components
Nano-crystalline pastes of titanium dioxide, nickel oxide, and zirconium oxide.
Sensitizing Dyes and staining additives.
Platinum catalyst precursors.
Carbon paste for conductive layers.
Transparent and electrically conductive substrates.
Labware and accessories.
Our specialists are developing and producing Solaronix’ compounds on the premises. We use Solaronix’ proven and genuine recipes to make specialty chemicals of the highest quality, meeting the requirements of high technology.
In addition to individual ingredients, Solaronix provides complete sets of components to help experimenters accelerate their work. We have different kits depending on solar cell size and intended use. They all include ready-to-use titania electrodes, counter-electrodes, and pre-cut sealing gaskets.
Our flagship products are tested in our qualification solar cells to guarantee proper operation in their final applications. Our routine laboratory cells demonstrate reliable and reproducible efficiencies of over 9%, topping at 10% for the highest efficiency samples.
Solaronix is an EPFL Sun2 license owner since 1994 and enjoys a privileged relationship with the LPI laboratory, led by Prof. Michael Grätzel, father of the Dye Solar Cell.
Our team contributes to several scientific projects and brings its know-how to support research progress. For example, we are active in european research and development projects such as Orion (ionic liquid improvement), Adios-Ru (replacement of ruthenium dyes), Artiphyction (solar hydrogen production), Cronos (modeling of DSCs) and SETNanoMetro (titania standardization).
Successful past projects include Innovasol, Solamon, EuroPSB, Napolyde, Fullspectrum and Lots DSC to name a few. Overall, these attributes ensure our strong connection with academia and technological pioneers.
The SURAGUS GmbH develops, manufactures and sells eddy current-based testing technology for innovative testing tasks. The company uses new technological opportunities due to advances in signal processing, the availability of more powerful computing technologies and possibilities of new manufacturing and miniaturization methods. Applications are amongst others quality control of structured and unstructured functional layers, quality assurance of carbon fiber materials and classic conductive materials. The company is a spin-off and licensees of the Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden.
The eddy current method utilizes local conductivity variations of the test objects for the characterization of correlated quality characteristics such as thickness, conductivity, homogeneity and purity or physical changes. The complex eddy current signal contains various information about the test object which can be separated in many cases with simple or complex algorithms. Our eddy current testing technology is based on a powerful eddy current electronics with a frequency range from 10 kHz to 100 MHz, which is combined with different sensor concepts depending on the application.
Fast (EddyCus Systems measure at a rate of 50.000 measurements per second)
Suitable for automation
Broad portfolio of sensors for different applications
Contactless Conductivity measurement of functional thin films (e.g. TCOs, CNTs, Metallization, Silver-Nanowire)
Non-contact Orientation testing and flaw detection for Carbon fiber composites (undulations, Impacts, gases, thrust faults)
Contactless weight determination in many carbon fiber materials
Determination of gradients of super-alloys
Layer thickness measurement of thin films and coatings from 5 nm thickness
Mapping for errors in conductive layer system (cracks, voids, delaminations, etc.)