Ceramic/Inorganic

Description:

Ceramic materials are inorganic minerals and compounds including metal oxides, sulfides, nitrides and other inorganic compounds.  The properties of the nanoparticles vary by the component materials. Most are spherical nanoparticles, however inorganic materials are also used in nanoporous materials, nano-layer thin films and nanowires.

Characteristics: 
  • High Surface-to-Volume Ratio
  • Transparency
  • Ultraviolet or Infrared Absorber
  • Hardness
  • Lower Temperature Processes
Manufacturing Methods: 
  • Sol-Gel
  • Condensation
    • Physical Vapor Synthesis (PVS)
    • Vacuum Evaporation on Running Liquids (VERL)
    • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
  • Milling
  • Evaporation