What is a Nanotube?

Nanotubes are, by definition, are carbon molecules in the shape of a tube having a fullerene structure and a diameter of 1 to 2 nanometers. A fullerene structure is further defined as any class of allotropes of carbon having hollow molecules. Now let’s figure out what 1 to 2 nanometers are since the nanotubes are that thickness?

 

To give you and idea, a nanometer is roughly 1 billionth of a meter. In todays world of budget deficits of billions and trillions those words are sometimes said so often they lose their effectiveness. I decided to research how long it would take you to count to 1 billion with each number taking 1 second to count. Counting non-stop, with that 1 second/number rule it would take you 31 years, 251 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes, and 39 seconds to count to 1 billion. If you have some spare time you might want to try this:)

 

In all seriousness, you can now understand the size values involved in the nanotubes and hopefully it gives you some perspective.

What is a Nanotube?

Nanotubes are, by definition, are carbon molecules in the shape of a tube having a fullerene structure and a diameter of 1 to 2 nanometers. A fullerene structure is further defined as any class of allotropes of carbon having hollow molecules. Now let’s figure out what 1 to 2 nanometers are since the nanotubes are that thickness?

 

To give you and idea, a nanometer is roughly 1 billionth of a meter. In todays world of budget deficits of billions and trillions those words are sometimes said so often they lose their effectiveness. I decided to research how long it would take you to count to 1 billion with each number taking 1 second to count. Counting non-stop, with that 1 second/number rule it would take you 31 years, 251 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes, and 39 seconds to count to 1 billion. If you have some spare time you might want to try this:)

 

In all seriousness, you can now understand the size values involved in the nanotubes and hopefully it gives you some perspective.

What is Nano Silver?

Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing science of producing and utilizing nano-sized particles that measure in nanometers (1nm = 1 billionth of a meter). One nanomaterial that is having an early impact in healthcare product is nano-silver.

Silver has been used for the treatment of medical ailments for over 100 years due to its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties.

 The nano silver particles typically measure 25nm. They have extremely large relatively surface area, increasing their contact with bacteria or fungi, and vastly improving its bactericidal and fungicidal effectiveness.

The nano silver when in contact with bacteria and fungus will adversely affect cellular metabolism and inhibit cell growth. The nano silver suppresses respiration, basal metabolism of electron transfer system, and transport of substrate in the microbial cell membrane. The nano silver inhibits multiplication and growth of those bacteria and fungi which cause infection, odor, itchiness and sores.

Nano Silver can be applied to range of other healthcare products such as dressings for burns, scald, skin donor and recipient sites; acne and cavity wounds; and female hygiene products – panty liners, sanitary towels and pants.

Nano Silver is:

  • High efficacious
  • Fast acting
  • Non poisonous
  • Non stimulating
  • Non allergic
  • Tolerance free
  • Hydrophilic

Historical Use of Silver

  • Ancient European nobilities normally used silver tableware in order to prevent food poisoning.
  • Indian people used silver thin film when they keeping food which is easily spoiled.
  • The early western settles kept silver coins in their water casks and milk jugs to retard spoiling and contamination.
  • In Australia it is still common for settlers to place a piece of silverware in their water tanks to retard spoilage.
  • In modern times, silver water purification filters and tablets are available for use in homes, businesses, and on airlines.
  • Electrical ionizer units that use silver and copper ions to sanitize swimming pool water – replacing chlorine- have been developed
  • Silver is even used by U.S. National Aeronautical and Space Administrative (NASA), and the Russians, to purify water in both countries’ space shuttles.
  • Nowadays, there are over 50 silver based medicines in the market, i.e., oral, inject able and topical forms.

Antimicrobial technology is used in various applications, from textiles to medical catheters, to help keep products clean. The technology offers built-in protection and continuously enables products to resist the growth of microbes.

What İs Nanotechnology ?

Nanotechnology is science, engineering and technology in the nanometer scale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the workings and applications of extremely small things and can be used in all other scientific disciplines, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science and engineering.

 

 

Nano Powder Production

The equipment produces metal nano powder by using Pulsed Wire Technique (PWE) technique. It is simple and low price, and running cost is extremely low because of high energy efficiency, but the quality and productivity of powder is the best.

Advantages:

  • Easy to produce nano powder whenever and wherever.

  • Possible to produce all kind of conductive metal, alloy and metal oxides.

  • Possible to fabricate nano powder of high fusion point metal including tungsten(W).

  • Environmentally friendly process (no by- products).

  • Simple mechanism and easy service.

  • Low cost and high (productivity).

Colloid Maker Equipment

 

This equipment can make both metallic-powder using any kinds of conductive metallic wire and ceramic powder under oxygen. It is designed to easily manufacture nano colloid including nano-sized particle by simple operation.

 Advantages:

 

  • One Step Process for Nano Colloid whenever & wherever

  • Nano powder is done by filtering and drying

  • Possible to make all kind of metal nano particle such as Al, Ti, Zr, W, Fe,Co,Ni, Cu, Ag, Zn, Sn, Pt, Au etc

  • High energy efficiency by using pulsed power

  • Environmental friendly-No By Products

Applications:

  • Nano Colloid, Nano Fluid

  • Conductive Thick Film Ink

  • Conductive Polymer Filler

  • High Conductivity Paste

  • Catalysts, Biotechnology

  • Painting and Coatings

  • Plastic Additives

Nanomaterial Chemical Testing

Nanomaterials and novel engineered nanotechnology offer great potential to improving the quality of life when used in applications across a variety of industries and consumer products.

To realise the full potential of your nanomaterial products, it is vital to understand the unique properties of these materials and to address potential safety or risk concerns for human health and the environment.

Our extensive nanomaterials and nanotechnology capabilities include pre-clinical study design, regulatory affairs and liaison, toxicology, epidemiology and risk assessment. We can help you to address key issues such as whether the properties that render nanomaterials unique (e.g., size, relative surface area, chemistry and functionality) are associated with unanticipated biological consequences and toxicity. With our expertise, we help you to understand your product and assess any potential health or environmental effects.

At Nanomaterial Powder, our scientists also provide the chemical and physical testing you need to meet evolving national or international regulatory requirements. Our team characterise your products through nano-scale analysis covering the critical attributes of particle size, morphology, dispersion, uniformity, and optical and physical properties.

With Nanomaterial Powder, as your partner we can provide the chemical, physical, toxicology, risk assessment data and regulatory support you need to progress your innovation, manufacturing or regulatory submission. Our expertise spans sectors as diverse as cosmetics, polymer composites, pharmaceuticals, textiles, electronics and specialty chemicals such as insecticides or paints.

  • Textiles – In apparel and textile products nanomaterials are used to enhance performance or improve functional properties, such as antimicrobial, flammability resistance, fragrance release, moisture management, shrink resistance, stain resistance, static protection, UV protection, water repellence and wrinkle resistance.
  • Pharmaceuticals – Pharmaceutical formulations utilise nanoencapsulation as a way of achieving potential improved bioavailability for pharmaceutical active ingredients (API).
  • Food and Nutrition – Nanotechnology impacts the food sector in many ways, including nutrient and bioactive absorption and delivery systems, ingredient functionality, improved colours and flavours, detection and control of microbial, allergen and other contaminants, and food packaging properties and performance.
  • Cosmetics – Cosmetics have been developed to achieve optical effects by incorporating nanosized polymer entities or silica particles to give a ‘flawless’ or ‘brightened’ appearance. Nanoliposomes technology can help achieve a controlled release of a fragrance or a moisturiser and, in some cases, help improve product stability. Regulatory requirements drive the need to characterise nanosized ingredients in these products.
  • Speciality chemicals – Specialty chemicals such as insecticides are increasingly incorporating nanosized systems to add a functional benefit to products. Formulations with nanoencapsulated active ingredients have the potential for a more targeted or controlled release over time.
  • Rubbers, plastics and composites materials – The physical and mechanical performance of these materials are being enhanced through addition of nanotechnology such as carbon nanotubes, which are very thin tubes of elemental carbon (approximately 1/100000th the thickness of a single human hair).
  • Electronics – Improving the electronic and optical properties of materials and components used in electronics is being explored through the use of nanomaterials such as graphene. Applications include batteries, electrodes and transparent conductive films.

With a proven track record of working with some of the world’s leading organisations, you can trust us to help you assess exposure and minimise the risks associated with your nanomaterials.

Aluminum Oxide Nanoparticles

Aluminum Oxide is a chemical compound that consists of Aluminum metal and Oxygen with the chemical formula of Al2O3. Aluminum Oxide is commonly called alumina. This compound is insoluble in water and is significant in its use to produce aluminum metal, as an abrasive owing to its hardness, and as a refractory material owing to its high melting point.
A white powder composed of nanoparticles of alpha-phase aluminum oxide, the naturally-occurring form of aluminum oxide or corundum, the core mineral of rubies and sapphires. Particles of alpha aluminum oxide nanopowder typically range from 40nm to as large as 10um, depending on application, purity standards, and coatings.
There are many known and potential applications of aluminum oxide nanopowders currently under research by engineers and physicists; to find out more about these applications, the best phase and size of particle for your project, and other information, you can contact nanomaterialpowder.com
Aluminum Oxide( Al2O3) Nanopowder Applications
  • Ceramics. Generally regarded as the strongest of the oxide ceramics, alpha aluminum oxide plays a critical role in the production of countless advanced ceramic materials and ceramic-based applications. The unique properties of the material in nanopowder form open additional doors to the already-popular material.
  • Nanocomposites. The properties of alpha aluminum oxide nanopowder makes it a popular core and filler material in nanocomposites for any number of purposes. In particular, it’s unique heat transfer properties, remarkably low friction, versatile structure, and general sturdiness make it highly valuable.
  • Catalyst support. A crucial material in any number of catalytic processes, with research currently exploring additional applications of alpha-phase alumina in nanoparticle form.
  • Biomaterials. Low friction and high biocompatibility makes alpha aluminum oxide nanopowder of particular value in the manufacture of countless biomaterials, including the production of advanced implants, cardiovascular applications, etc. These traits make it the subject of substantial medical research.
  • Heat transfer fluids. As with many nanomaterials, alpha-phase alumina nanopowder has seen a surge of interest in its potential applications in producing fluids with unique properties. In particular, it’s seen as an ideal ingredient in producing advanced heat transfer fluids.
  • Wear-resistant additives. Low friction combined with exceptional durability makes alpha-phase aluminum oxide nanopowder a favored additive for any number of composites, as it typically offers a great enhancement of wear-resistance. The nature of nanopowder makes it ideal for the creation of wear-resistant coatings and as an additive where additions of non-nanoscale materials could prove counterproductive

What is graphene?

Graphene is a nanomaterial with attractive properties such as 2630(m2/g) theoretical specific surface area, 250,000(cm2/Vs) electron mobility, and quantum Hall effect. 5000(W/mK) thermal conductivity, 1TPa elastic modulus, 97,4 % optical transmittance.

Graphene has higher electrical conductivity than copper, 200 times stronger than steel, higher thermal conductivity than carbon nanotubes and diamond, higher specific surface area and optical transmittance.

Graphene has a wide range of applications such as FET (Field Effect Transistors), sensors, transparent electrodes, photodetectors, solar panels, energy storage devices, polymer composites and nanocomposites, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, absorbent, support materials for catalysis, heat transfer material, capacitors and batteries.