Automated Production of Colloidal Nanoparticles

The AutoProNANO project aims on the development of a fully automatic machine for the synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles. The project is carried out at the University of Duisburg-Essen and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the program START-UP transfer.NRW (EFRE-0400339).
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MOTIVATION

Create The Best Possible Supply

Difficult to produce, barely storable, limited material availability; many aspects complicate your work with colloidal nanoparticles. Our automated machine takes the complexity out of the synthesis of high-quality, colloidal nanoparticles. Operated in your own lab, our machine brings maximum freedom and independence to your research and development.

fast

Fast Access

Produce colloidal nanoparticles right when you need them.

simple

Easy Operation

Have full control of the synthesis machine right away.

reproducible

Great Reproducibility

Get high quality colloidal nanoparticles every time.

capsule

Handy Capsule

Easily switch between nanoparticle base materials.

NEWS

The Latest Update

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2021|02|24 - Demo day of Future Champions Accelerator Rhein-Ruhr

Today ended the third and last batch of this great accelerator program. The event was great and I hope that we were able to attract people interested in our startup idea with our pitch. Over the past twelve months, we have learned from outstanding coaches. We enjoyed learning together with the other startup teams, even if only digitally. The program will be relaunched next year under the new name Gateway Accelerator.

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TECHNOLOGY

Learn More About Our Machine

Our device unites an advanced synthesis method, automation technology, and functional design. Besides best possible supply of colloidal nanoparticles, the machine comes with further advantages.

Lab space comes at premium, so we designed a compact machine that you can place anywhere. All you need is a standard power socket and a fume hood if you want to work with flammable dispersion media.

Our synthesis method allows various combinations of nanoparticle material and dispersion medium. The nanoparticles are produced by laser ablation of a solid target that is placed in the capsule.

Chemically produced colloidal nanoparticles usually contain high amounts of ligands, surfactants, and educt residues. Our synthesis method guarantees highest possible purity, even sterility if desired.

Our machine takes care of you and your colloid. It checks if enough resources are available for the planned synthesis, monitors the process, and writes a log file. You can also set a start timer for each synthesis.

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compact

Compact

Fits in every lab. Dimensions: L 53 cm x W 41 cm x H 50 cm.

variable

Variability

Choose between different nanoparticle materials and dispersion media.

pure

Pure/Sterile

Runs with minimum use of chemicals. Sterile colloids are possible.

smart

Smart

Computer-controlled synthesis with adaptive features.

SCIENCE

Supported By Active Research

Our machine uses a laser-based synthesis method that combines characteristics of top-down and bottom-up synthesis approaches for colloidal nanoparticles.