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What Are Nanocoatings?

A nanocoating is the sealing of a material at the atomic level through methods such as atomic layer deposition (ALD). The term nanocoating refers to the coating itself (e.g. a nanocoating on the surface of ‘x’ substrate) or it can refer to the process itself (e.g. …by nanocoating the surface with …). A nanocoating is [...]

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Precision Nanocoatings are used to make PICOSHIELD® NCA, NMC and Graphite Products for Lithium Ion Batteries

Forge Nano are market leaders in providing precision nanocoatings to protect lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries against their most common degradation mechanisms. We provide ultra-thin, functional surface modification technologies to Li-ion batteries to deliver increased safety, higher energy, and longer cycle life. We use atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology to deposit these materials onto li-ion batteries, and [...]

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Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and its Applications

Atomic layer deposition (ALD), is a common method to precisely control the growth of materials and fabricate thin films on a substrate- i.e. the formation of a coating. ALD is a vapor phase technique and the process of formation utilizes a layer-by-layer (LbL) method to grow and build the film using a bottom-up nucleation-growth approach. [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and its Applications

The Benefits of Using Particle ALD

Atomic layer deposition (ALD), in its various forms, is a way of coating a substrate with a thin film using a layer-by-layer (LbL) bottom-up approach. Whilst many of the substrates are larger surfaces, such as electrodes, it is also possible to coat nanoparticles using this route. This is referred to as particle atomic layer deposition, [...]

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An Introduction to Particle ALD

Particle ALD is the use of Atomic Layer Deposition to coat individual particles as small as sub-micron diameters. ALD provides conformal coatings on particles (making what are sometimes referred to as nano-M&M’s®). The first reported occurrence of this was documented in the 1960’s, but since deeper exploratory research from Finland throughout the 1990’s it has [...]

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Continuous ALD Technology Licensed Exclusively to Forge Nano

Method and System for Continuous Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on Powders and Moving Beds Strengthens Forge Nano’s Intellectual Property Rights Portfolio for their High Throughput Atomic Layer Deposition Technology LOUISVILLE, Colo… July 7, 2017 – Argonne National Laboratory has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Forge Nano to commercialize Argonne’s patented system and method [...]

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The dawn of atomic-scale processing – The growing importance of atomic layer deposition and etching

http://www.atomiclimits.com/2017/07/03/the-dawn-of-atomic-scale-processing-the-growing-importance-of-atomic-layer-deposition-and-etching/ The dawn of atomic-scale processing – The growing importance of atomic layer deposition and etching A few weeks ago, the big news was that the research alliance of IBM, Global Foundries and Samsung unveiled the world’s first 5 nm chip as we could all read everywhere over the internet [1]. Most notable was however the [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on The dawn of atomic-scale processing – The growing importance of atomic layer deposition and etching

What is Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)?

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a vapor phase technique used to deposit thin films onto a substrate. The process of ALD involves the surface of a substrate being exposed to alternating precursors, which do not overlap but instead are introduced sequentially. In each alternate pulse, the precursor molecule reacts with the surface in a self-limiting [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on What is Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)?

Improving the Performance of Lithium Ion Batteries with ALD Coatings from Forge Nano

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are rechargeable batteries, in which the lithium ions travel between electrodes (i.e. a cathode and an anode) in each charge-discharge cycle. These electrodes are important components in the Li-ion battery, but they eventually lose effectiveness due to Lithium ions becoming trapped or otherwise unusable, which is exacerbated by high temperatures and abusive [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Improving the Performance of Lithium Ion Batteries with ALD Coatings from Forge Nano

The Processes Used to Deposit Nano-Scale Coatings: Sol-Gel, Co-precipitation, CVD, ALD and MLD

A nano-scale coating is the application of nanostructures on particles to provide various benefits. Nano-scale coatings can make surfaces water-repellent, less susceptible to degradation, more energy efficient, etc., without detracting from the primary function of the underlying material.  There are both liquid (Sol-Gel, Co-precipitation) and gas (CVD, MLD, ALD) phase processes that can be used [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Comments Off on The Processes Used to Deposit Nano-Scale Coatings: Sol-Gel, Co-precipitation, CVD, ALD and MLD