Tekna’s nanoparticle manufacturing technology provides the means for processing of a wide range of materials of specific properties at a relatively high yield and affordable production cost. This convenient technology is well adapted to the growing interest arising not only from academic institutions and research centers, but more importantly from industries in their search for a reliable and high capacity nano particle manufacturing technology.
Nano powders production is one the most widely accepted applications of induction plasma because of the high temperature processing capability and high quench rates that can be achieved. The induction plasma torch possesses a high flexibility and tolerance to processing chemistry because because of the high purity of the processing environment. Since the residence time in our systems is higher than those observed in DC plasmas, precursors in the form of powders are better treated and there is less variation in the quality of the final product. Nanoparticles produced by plasma demonstrate a high level of crystalline structure, spherical morphology, narrow particle size distribution, and high purity.
Tekna’s induction plasma systems are used for the synthesis and preparation of nanomaterials such as ceramics and metallic powders. The typical size of the nanoparticles produced ranges from 20 to 100 nm, depending on the operating conditions. Our systems produce nanopowders with a high and stable quality and require little maintenance or monitoring. On-line surface treatment can be achieved with this technology.