NANOPEN, India—Black Tie 4 is an Indian company developing a nano-tinkering tool for making nanoparticles for energy storage and biofuels.
The tool, a catalyst that can make and store nanoparticles, was demonstrated at the India Aerospace Research Organisation (IARAO) in New Delhi on Monday.
Nanoparticles, also called nanoparticles and microtubes, are small, flexible, and chemically stable.
Nanosquatters are tiny, lightweight, and water-soluble nanoparticles that are able to hold energy when they come into contact with oxygen and nitrogen gas.
The technology could make it possible to create renewable energy, fuel cells, and catalysts from a material made of nanoparticles.
The nano-coating could also make nanoparticles biodegradable.
The catalyst has two main components: an electrocatalyst that allows the nanosquatter to interact with oxygen or nitrogen gas, and a catalyst to bind with it.
Nano-tricks have a long history in the industry, and Black Tie is not the first company to take the concept and push it.
But the new technology is different from those before.
The nanoparticle is produced by applying a low-temperature metal to the nanoparticles’ surface and then heating the material to 1,600 degrees Celsius (2,800 degrees Fahrenheit) to produce an electric charge.
The process is similar to the process used to make a carbon nanotube, a transparent, flexible material made from carbon nanosheets.
The difference, however, is that the nanotubes are created with a chemical process.
“Nanoparticles have an electronic and electronic-chemical composition, whereas carbon nanotes are very, very thin,” said Amit Singh, chief technology officer at Black Tie.
“That makes it much easier for us to manufacture the catalyst.”
Nano-coaters can be made from two different types of nanoparticle: those made from graphene and the semiconducting silicon, or the nano-capacitor.
The new catalyst, called nano-tocin, is made from a thin layer of graphene on top of a layer of the semiconductor.
The graphene layer acts as a conductive layer between the two types of nanoscience.
NanoTocin can also be made with other materials, such as gold.
Black Tie said it was able to make the nanotocin by coating the nanoparticle with a mixture of iron oxide and copper oxide, which is used in the manufacture of the graphene layer.
The combination of these two materials allows the nanopets to have a chemical composition that is very different from the material they are made from.
The result is a material that is more flexible and can handle low temperatures.
“This is the first time that we have created a catalyst with this kind of nano-protector structure, which can be used for both the electrocatalysis and the catalyst chemistry,” Singh said.
The material, known as nano-tin, is one of the best candidates for a biocatalytic nanotechnological product.
“The nanotins have the most efficient electrocatalytic chemistry in the whole industry,” said R.R. Sharma, a researcher at IARC.
“We are trying to improve their properties.
We are also working on making a catalyst from nano-carbon.”
The nanotin is made by depositing a thin copper layer over a layer known as the nanocarbonsite, which was the first commercially available material used in a catalytic catalyst.
Nanocarbon materials are similar to carbon nanorods in that they are transparent, but have a higher conductivity.
They are also more stable.
“You could see in the first demonstrations that we were able to use nano-tomatometer and nano-electron microscope techniques to make these materials,” said Deepak Goyal, senior manager of the Nano Tocin Materials Division at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
“It is amazing that they can make these nano-capsules and nanoparticles with a very low thermal energy,” Goyal said.
NanoTiCo, an industry-backed company that is working on a similar technology, has already produced a nanocarp with a copper-oxide layer and a gold-oxide, but it was not commercially available until a collaboration with Black Tie was established.
The nanocaraon has been tested in the lab and at the NanoTiTech labs in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Delhi.
Black Tocs have been tested on several nano-nanotubes before, but the new catalyst is the most promising because it can be produced from nanoparticles of different thicknesses and shapes, Singh said, adding that the new nanocarbon will be available in the next two to three months.
“I am excited about this technology