Nano is a prefix related to size. One (1) nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter, and also equal to 0.0000000393 inches.
Nano-materials have features that are in the nano range. There is no consensus on the maximum or minimum feature size that qualifies it as “nano”.
However, the greatest accepted nano standard is:1-100 nm is “nano”
- 100-1000 nm is “near-nano” or “ultra-fine”
- 1000 nm-10,000 nm is “micro”
Here at Cal Nano, we have the ability to create nanomaterials using our Cryogenic Milling systems. Through cryomilling, we can make nanomaterial in 2 ways. The first is by changing the microstructure of the powder material. In this case, the particle size remains the same but internally we create nanograins that have been shown to improve material properties such as strength. The second is by actually reducing the particle size of the powder material. In this case, the material the goes into our cryomill at a micro size is reduced down to nano-size during milling.
- Advanced 3D printing with nanopowders
- Improved strength/thermal/electrical properties
- Using as an additive to mix with & enhance other materials