ENERGY  HARVEST

EXTRACTING  THE  DISCRETE

THE  ESSENTIAL  MATTER

In the deep of space, energy efficiency is key. 

Our offering is to seamlessly enhance light harvesting in the most discrete operational circumstances, to significantly mitigate energy losses, caused by reduced optical transparency in energy harvesting material systems.


OPTICAL  TRANSPARENCY

Light passage or transmission through a material does not necessarily imply the ability to see through it. In generic terms, a transparent material, has components with a uniform index of refraction while  a translucent material on the other hand, is made up of components with different indices of refraction. The latter system allows the passage of light but doesn't facilitate visibility through it. Materials that do not enable the transmission of light, are referred to as opaque.

Optical transparency refers to the passage of light through a material, without appreciable scattering. It is one of the most crucial functional properties of transparent ceramics. This determines for example, how well a solar cell works when the glass window covering it scatters less light, and enables better light harvesting or even how well a microscope, camera lens or laser works. 

Achieving  true optical transparency however, is not a task for conventional granular or microscopic materials.


THE  DESIGN  CHALLENGE

Optical transparency in polycrystalline materials (e.g. metals, ceramics), is limited by the amount of light scattered by their structural features such as pores and grain boundaries. Light scattering depends on the wavelength of the light. Limits to spatial scales of visibility are hence expected to arise, depending on the light wavelength as well as the physical dimension of the scattering centre (e.g. grain boundary or pore), within a glass or ceramic. Microscopic pores in sintered ceramics, situated at junctions of microcrystalline junctions grains of conventional ceramic materials, cause light to scatter and prevent the achievement of true transparency.

The size of a scattering centre is in great part determined by the size of the crystalline particles present in the raw material, during the development or formation of the glass or ceramic object. It goes then without saying, that reducing the raw material particle size well below the wavelength of visible light (~ 0.5 μm or 500 nm), eliminates a substantial amount of light scattering.  

A reduction of  the ceramic nanoparticle size well below dimensions of about 1/15 of the light wavelength being used, roughly results in a ceramic or glass  material that is  translucent or  even where desired, transparent. This implies for white light,  the particle grain size should be well below 40 nanometres (nm). Research shows that the total volume fraction of nanoscale pores (both inter- and intra-granular) within the ceramic must be less than 1% in order to achieve high-quality optical transmission.

Hence particle uniformity and ultrafine nanoscale particles (well below 40 nm or 0.04 μm)  become strong determining factors, for the development of glass and or ceramic systems with superior opto-mechanical properties.  


OUR  SOLUTION

Quant-Ceramic nanomaterials have dimensions on average in the sub 20 nanometre range. They offer what is needed to achieve transparent ceramic systems.  


IMPLEMENTATION

Transparent ceramics can be achieved using low temperature sintering processes of our high purity atomically-architectured nanopowders.

 A client is at liberty to either use only our quant-ceramics OR, utilise them as "fillers" in order to minimise pore density within their existing systems, prior to sintering. The former approach however, is necessary for more effective design.


OTHER  APPLICATIONS

With our atomically-architectured ultrafine nanopowders, we enable the development of high-performance transparent ceramics, which offer lighter weight, mechanical reinforcement, enhanced thermal transport for energy conservation, stain-resistance, antimicrobial and anti-fungal protection without requiring photo-activation, for durability as well as aesthetic preservation. Be the target application a set of solid-state laser components, smartphone or portable device screens, optical fibres, lenses for microscopes and cameras, waveguides or technically-demanding glass walls and solar panel windows. 

PRODUCTS

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FILLERS  &  MECHANICAL  REINFORCEMENT

CQ - NANOFILLER

NANOARCHITECTURE : ~ 10 nm (0.01 um) spherical particles

COLOUR : White Nanopowder 

REFRACTIVE INDEX : 2.013

HEAT RESISTANCE : Up to 1975 °C (3587°F)

BAND GAP : 3.37 eV

DOSAGE : 0.003 - 0.005 wt % (or as needed)


APPLICATIONS : Pore Nanofiller, UV filtering, Antibacterial, Antifouling, Anticorrosion, porosity minimization, low thermal expansivity & enhanced mechanical (compressive & flexural) strength management.

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QUANTITY                 |     PRICE


500 grams (17.63 oz.) |  £   49,500

1 kg (2.2 lb)   |  £    99,000

10 kg (22.04 lb)   |  £  989,000


BULK ORDER RATES : From 100 kg (220.5 lb)  |   CONTACT  trade@nanoarc.org 

CQ - NANOFLEX

NANOARCHITECTURE : Atomically Thin Sheets/Flakes ( < 1 nm Thickness)

SURFACE AREA (BET) : 63520 m²/kg

COLOUR : White Nanopowder 

HEAT RESISTANCE : Up to 1975 °C (3587°F)

REFRACTIVE INDEX : 2.029

BAND GAP : 3.5 eV

DOSAGE : 0.001 - 0.003 wt % (or as needed)


APPLICATIONS : UV filtering, Antibacterial even in the dark , Antifouling, Anticorrosion, porosity minimization, low thermal expansivity & enhanced mechanical (compressive & flexural) strength management, nano-crevice filler.

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QUANTITY                 |     PRICE


500 grams (17.63 oz.) |  £   58,000

1kg (2.2 lb)   |  £   116,000

10 kg (22.04 lb)   |  £ 1,159,000


BULK ORDER RATES : From 100 kg (220.5 lb)  |   CONTACT  trade@nanoarc.org 

CQ PROTECT

COLOUR : White Nanopowder

HEAT RESISTANCE : Up to 2715 °C (4919 °F)

REFRACTIVE INDEX : 2.13

BAND GAP : 5.8 eV


APPLICATIONS : Scratch, wear and abrasion resistance, insulating, fire-retardant, pyro-optical, optical storage medium, energy storage, high thermal stress resistance.

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QUANTITY                |      PRICE


500 grams (17.63 oz.) |  £  31,500

1kg (2.2 lb)   |  £  63,000

10 kg (22.04 lb)   |  £ 598,310


BULK ORDER RATES : From 100 kg (220.5 lb)  |   CONTACT  trade@nanoarc.org 

ENHANCED  THERMAL  TRANSPORT  &  RADIATION  ATTENUATION

CQ-THERM

NANOARCHITECTURE : Atomically Thin Sheets/Flakes ( < 1 nm Thickness)

SURFACE AREA (BET) : 49550 m²/kg

HEAT RESISTANCE : Up to 1597 °C (2907 °F)

COLOUR : Black/Blackish-Brown Nanopowder

REFRACTIVE INDEX : 2.42

DOSAGE : 0.002 - 0.005 wt % (or as needed)


APPLICATIONS :  For effective heat transport, gamma radiation shielding, the removal of Arsernic, heavy metals and antibiotic residue.

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QUANTITY                  |      PRICE


500 grams (17.63 oz.) |  £   68,000

1kg (2.2 lb)   |  £   136,000

10 kg (22.04 lb)   |  £ 1,359,000


BULK ORDER RATES : From 100 kg (220.5 lb)  |   CONTACT  trade@nanoarc.org 

CQ- NEUTRON 

NANOARCHITECTURE : Nanotubes 

DIMENSION :  < 25 nm diameter

COLOUR : Beige/Whitish Nanopowder 

HEAT RESISTANCE : Up to 2973 °C (5383 °F)

REFRACTIVE INDEX : 1.8

BAND GAP : 5.2 eV

DOSAGE : 0.001 wt % (or as needed to shield the designated radiation exposure)


APPLICATIONS : Enhanced neutron attenuation, heat shielding material for aerospace industry & nuclear power plants, rocket engine's components. High-speed cutting tools, transistors, plastic resin sealing desiccant polymer additives, high temperature lubricants, insulation, high-voltage high frequency electricity, plasma arc's insulators, high-frequency induction furnace materials, cooling components, high temperature catalyst, composite ceramics. 

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QUANTITY                    |       PRICE 


50 grams (1.76 oz.)       |  £    50,000

250 grams (8.81 oz.)     |  £   249,950

1kg (2.2 lb)     |  £   949,810

10 kg (22.04 lb)     |  £ 9,497,000


BULK ORDER RATES : From 100 kg (220.5 lb)  |   CONTACT  trade@nanoarc.org