The National Science Foundation has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to NanoMech, LLC to fund development of nanoparticle-based capacitors. NanoMech’s exceptional process used to form the capacitors creates devices with features that are considerably improved. These improvements are vital to the electronic equipment production sector which increasingly seeks miniaturization by incorporating passive apparatus into printed circuit boards.
Nanoparticles are the smallest scale materials currently available to scientists for biomedical and industrial applications. They range in size from about 1/1,000th to 1/10,000th the width of a human hair.
“Our novel approach to depositing nano-sized ferroelectric particles in an ordered, multi-layer assembly should provide substantially better performance in comparison with the random particle arrangement that’s formerly been achieved. As new generations of consumer electronics need constantly increasing component densities through use of embedded capacitors, this invention could end up being a big boost to U.S electronic equipment makers,” says Ajay P. Malshe, Chief Technology Officer of NanoMech.