Production of Non-Agglomerated Nanoparticles (< 10nm) by Chemical Vapor Condensation

Period of Performance: 09/29/1995 - 03/29/1996

$100K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Rutgers University
Engineering Building, Room B203
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Institution POC

Research Topics

Abstract

Nanostructured powders, with particle size in the 1 to 10 nm range, have shown great promise in the forming of advanced composites for applications as tribological materials, high surface area supports for catalysts, high performance cutting tools, thermal barrier coatings, and optoelectronic materials. Researchers at Rugers University have developed a patented process, called Chemical Vapor condenstioan (CVC), for the synthesis of non-agglomerated nanoparticles of ceramics and semiconductors, which no other sytem technology can do. The new process is a modification of the well know Inert Gas Condensation (IGC) process. However, unlike its predecessor, the CVC process is continuous, more versatile, and amenable to high rate production of