Many nanomaterial companies focus on a single material or limited set of commercial, off-the-shelf materials in an attempt to support a customer’s goal of creating a new product or system. Cerion knows that these nanomaterials rarely work as intended and can lead to a frustrating experience of suboptimal performance and integration challenges during a customer’s product development process.
Due to quantum effects, materials take on special properties at the nano (< 100 nm) scale that are not seen in their bulk counterparts. Variations in the size and compositions of these nanoparticles can broadly impact these properties and behaviors and can therefore be finely tuned and harnessed to tackle a wide (or even limitless) range of product challenges.
With over a decade of experience, we’ve demonstrated consistently that for nanomaterials to be effective, they must be purposefully designed to be as unique and distinct as the product or system they will be incorporated into. For this reason, our goal is to provide customers with access to the exact material specifications they need to maximize the material’s performance and resolve their product integration challenges.
We specialize in a broad class of inorganic nanomaterials spanning metals, metal oxides and ceramics – with a wide degree of precision control over the design of the nanoparticle’s size and technical attributes. This specialization is further extended to include unique compositions such as alloys, core / shells and doped nanoparticles.
How Our Customers Use Nanomaterials
While bulk materials have constant properties regardless of size – the size and composition of a nanoparticle will dictate its properties and behavior. These unique characteristics are subsequently leveraged to solve intractable product challenges, or to create new enhancements not previously possible. Generally speaking, our customers are using nanomaterials to improve the physical, chemical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, optical and / or mechanical properties of their products. These nanomaterials may be used as the primary ingredient, component or sub-component of a product or system.
Below is a partial list of the metal, metal oxide and ceramic nanomaterials we work with: