SERVICE | NANOTECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRODEPOSITION

Nanotechnology as approach to manufacture materials in nanometer sized dimensions, nowadays, is widely used in many research fields. There is a big deal of work that has been done over the last decade, and there is a broad range of innovative methods how to fabricate nanostructured materials. For industrial application, it is essential, on the one hand, to improve the catalytic sensitivity and on other hand to quantitatively reduce the amount of catalyst, beneficial to cost savings.

Our special experience in preparing the electrodes to carry out highly sensitive electrochemical and analytical measurements lies in the professional application of methods provided by the nanotechnology. Over many years we have acquired profound knowledge of how to use liquid crystals to cheaply fabricate nanostructured metals. Exploiting the physical properties of liquid crystalline media, the hexagonal (and cubic) phase works as a template with which to electrochemically deposit metals on nanoscale with a regular nanometer sized pore distribution. The pore size diameter can be varied dependant on the choice of surfactants used to form the template. Using the same geometrical area of the substrate electrode on which to deposit plain metal films and nanostructured metal films, we can clearly mark the difference in terms of current response, surface area, well pronounced electrochemical features and catalytic sensitivity.

This enables us to provide specifically prepared nanostructured metal electrodes to the use of highly sensitive electrochemical/analytical measurements. This, on the one hand, is important in our own research, because with the use of this specific nanotechnology, we are able to study the catalytic behaviour of the metals used to approach a better quality of hydrogen storage, to enhance surface catalysis and to better understand the mechanism by which nuclear fusion/reaction occurs in metal-hydride systems. On the other hand, we have the skill and the ability to perform high quality research on demand, saying, that on the basis of our qualification and professional experience we are a competent partner to collaborate with companies, Universities and research institutes on international stage.

We are looking for partner to collaborate in fundamental academic research and for industrial application. This mainly covers the following research topics: hydrogen storage in magnesium-nickel based alloys, fuel cell catalysis on platinum-nickel based alloys, carbon dioxide capture. For more details, please contact us.

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