The NanoGen sources produce nanoparticles by a "terminated gas condensation" method. The resulting nanoparticles tend to posses one additional electronic charge and this allows them to be electrostatically manipulated either through deflection, focusing or acceleration. The acceleration towards the substrate allows the particle impact energy to be controlled precisely. At low acceleration (<<1eV per atom) the particles soft-land without deformation. At higher energies they undergo a small degree of interface mixing and form a layer of bound nanoparticles. At very high energy the particles fuse to revert to bulk material. Such nanoparticle manipulation produces a wide variety of coating morphologies from nanoparticle powder, through porous films to crystalline structures.
Thin-film Solar Cells/High-efficiency Photovoltaics
Nanoparticles created by the Mantis NanoGen source are applied to the surface of the solar panels to give efficiency enhancements resulting in greater energy production.
Increased surface areas and new structures enhance the catalytic properties resulting in lower material cost and improved performance.
Nanoparticles are applied to the surface of the medical device. Control of film porosity provides control of drug elution for example.
Gas & Liquid Sensors
Tuned nanoparticle films are applied to dramatically increase the sensitivity and accuracy of the sensing equipment.
Nanoparticles are applied to the surface of the object. Applications include water purification and water splitting.
Nanoparticles are applied to the surface of the disc under a vacuum and controlled conditions. Nanoparticle coatings give well developed magnetic domains resulting in higher storage density.