ALD NanoSolutions was recently featured in the EE Journal article: Layer by Atomic Layer – Collecting ALD (and Its Opposite) News
ALD for Particles, Polymers
Finally, and most recently, I received an announcement about ALD NanoSolutions having had a “banner year.” Financial results aren’t something I typically focus on, but here we had what seemed like yet another ALD player that I wasn’t familiar with. So I thought I’d check them out too.
Turns out they play a very different game from the one we’ve been looking at. They don’t do ALD for semiconductors; they focus on nanoparticles and polymers.
Let’s start with the particle thing. One of the big applications of this is for use in lithium batteries. You know, the kind that you can no longer bring onto a plane if it has the wrong brand on it. One of the things they do is to coat lithium ion particles so that the ions can’t assemble on a street corner, scaring pedestrians, clumping, and forming a conductive mass, which would get them, well, put on the no-fly list. They also coat the battery anode. All in the name of safety.
The polymers apply more to thin-film electronics – of the sort that might go into your body as a medical sensor or other device. Or they might coat the tools, especially where this might provide better isolation between the tool and any drug that’s in contact with the tool. While there are a variety of chemistries that might apply to the polymer application, the only one they’ve been asked for so far is alumina.
The full article is featured here: Layer by Atomic Layer Collecting ALD (and Its Opposite) News.