Metallic

Description:

Metallic structures include nanostructured metal, nano-layer thin films, nanofibers and nanowires and nanoparticles. Common metals include silver, gold, nickel and aluminum.

Characteristics: 

The characteristics of the nanoparticles are dependent on the properties of the component metal. Common desirable properties include:

  • Reactivity
  • Conductivity
  • Light reflection
  • Light absorption
  • Antimicrobial (silver)
  • Active therapeutic ingredient/supplement (iron)
Manufacturing Methods: 
  • Condensation-based methods including:
    • Physical Vapor Synthesis (PVS)
    • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
    • Vacuum Evaporation on Running Liquids (VERL)
  • Milling
  • Precipitation