autonomous action by which components organize themselves into patterns or structures [SOURCE: ISO/TS 80004-8 v1, 3.11]
- Colloidal crystallization
- Directed self-assembly (DSA)
- Ion beam etch surface reconstruction
- Langmuir-Blodgett film formation
- Langmuir-Blodgett film transfer
- Self-assembled monolayer (SAM)
- Stranski-Krastanow growth
- Surface functionalization
- Surface migration
- Virus assembly
The frontier of electronic and photonic devices lies in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. At the nanoscale, materials and structures can be engineered to exhibit interesting new properties, some based on quantum mechanical effects. Our research focuses on pushing nanofabrication technology to the few-nanometer length-scale by using charged-particle beams combined with self-assembly. We use the technologies we develop to push the envelope of what is possible with photonic and electrical devices, focusing in particular on the nanowire-based superconductive photodetectors.
Cima NanoTech developed the patented SANTE® Technology, a nanoparticle dispersion that self-assembles into a random mesh-like network pattern when coated onto substrates. This unique proprietary formula provides both outstanding electrical conductivity and excellent light transmission enabling transparent conductors for a multitude of applications like EMI shielding, transparent heating, touch, photovoltaic, OLED lighting and other flexible displays.