Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Picodeon’s PLD technology enables microstructural control

Porous Al2O3
Porous Al2O3

Abstract:
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon Ltd Oy has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applications.

Picodeon’s PLD technology enables microstructural control

Ii, Finland | Posted on March 21st, 2014

Porous Al2O3 layers are used for instance as filters and electrical insulation layers. Dense Al2O3 is used as a barrier layer and is also an excellent optical coating with high transmittance properties.

The Picodeon process enables precise micro-structural control of Al2O3 coatings, and therefore coating characteristics, by the simple management and maintenance of coating process parameters on Coldab® Series4 USPLD batch process coating equipment.

"This development has enormous potential for new applications of dense and porous aluminium oxide coatings on heat sensitive materials," said Picodeon VP Sales and Business Development Marko Mylläri. "It is currently very difficult to achieve these results using physical vapour deposition (PVD), sputtering or chemical vapour deposition (CVD) surface coating technologies."

The Coldab® Series4 equipment has built-in online plasma monitoring and laser power measurement that enable very precise management of coating process parameters, as well as a PC controlled automation that records the actions of the coating process.

The metrics provided by these systems mean that the coating process, and especially the thin film quality, can be controlled with great accuracy to achieve coating characteristics within highly targeted parameters.

Test production runs, for example, showed that the system could improve the porosity of a 3µm Al2O3 coating, for example, from 10 percent to as much as 45 percent by tuning the scanning speed and laser power repetition rate.

Al2O3 coatings on heat-sensitive materials

The Al2O3 coatings were applied on heat-sensitive polyethylene (PE) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) polymer film substrates. This is possible due to the low process temperatures required for surface coating using Picodeon's Coldab® USPLD system - one of the major benefits of the process.

In addition to Al2O3, the new Picodeon process technology can be used for other coatings as well. Picodeon has produced metallic coatings using Au and Cu, and oxides such as TiO2.

Picodeon's recently released ColdAb Series4 equipment is currently being installed in commercial applications, and the company is continuing development to industrialise its USPLD processes and tools towards even larger scale volume production capabilities.

####

About Picodeon Ltd Oy
Picodeon is a Finnish nanotechnology company specializing in thin film coatings and surface treatments with its patented Coldab® Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Deposition (USPLD) process. Picodeon provides equipment, solutions and services for its clients worldwide.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Camille Closs
+44 (0)20 8286 0654
Watch PR

Copyright © Picodeon Ltd

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

A new, tunable device for spintronics: An international team of scientists including physicist Jairo Sinova from the University of Mainz realises a tunable spin-charge converter made of GaAs August 29th, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

Thin films

Picosun joins forces with IMEC for novel, industrial ALD applications August 25th, 2014

An Inkjet-Printed Field-Effect Transistor for Label-Free Biosensing August 11th, 2014

Advanced thin-film technique could deliver long-lasting medication: Nanoscale, biodegradable drug-delivery method could provide a year or more of steady doses August 6th, 2014

New Material Allows for Ultra-Thin Solar Cells August 4th, 2014

Announcements

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

Tools

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014

Ultra-Low Frequency Vibration Isolation Stabilizes Scanning Tunneling Microscopy at UCLA’s Nano-Research Group August 28th, 2014

Measure Both Elastic and Viscous Properties with AFM Using Asylum Research’s Exclusive AM-FM Viscoelastic Mapping Mode August 28th, 2014

Industrial

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

Iranians Find Novel Method for Processing Highly Pure Ceramic Nanoparticles August 12th, 2014

PerkinElmer to Display Innovative Detection and Informatics Offerings at ACS National Meeting & Exposition Detection, Data Visualization and Analytics for Chemistry Professionals August 8th, 2014

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol: Highly reactive sites at interface of 2 nanoscale components could help overcome hurdle of using CO2 as a starting point in producing useful products July 31st, 2014

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014

Fonon Announces 3D Metal Sintering Technology: Emerging Additive Nano Powder Manufacturing Technology August 28th, 2014

Competition for Graphene: Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate Ultrafast Charge Transfer in New Family of 2D Semiconductors August 26th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE