Nanotechnology creates materials, devices and systems at the molecular level. In so doing, it deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometres (nm).
Working at such an ultra-small scale, nanotechnology can – and is – delivering innovations in everything from clean energy and the environment through health and personal care, transport, construction, manufacture and mining to electronics, telecommunications and more.
VSPC’s patented nanotechnology ensures accuracy and consistency. Smart fluid chemistry allows for optimum control of particle size and morphology, phase purity and crystallinity at a molecular level, and in so doing creates high-performance, complex metal oxides and related materials, primarily for use in Li-ion battery cathodes.
The range of particle sizes achieved by VSPC’s technology gives it the competitive edge that counts. Smaller particle sizes allow the voids between the larger particles to be filled, creating a higher ‘tap’ density. This translates to greater energy density for the same volume of material – the ‘Holy Grail’ of battery producers. VSPC can easily produce particle agglomerates in the size range 1-20 micrometres (µm), consisting of clusters of primary particles in the range 10-150 nm. (Particle size is controlled in the initial solution via the use of specific surfactants.)
Importantly, too, VSPC’s processes ensure batch-to-batch consistency, quality and scalability.
Finally, VSPC technology is safe, low-energy and low-waste for environmental sustainability.
Combined, these attributes make VSPC unique in terms of the quality, cost and performance of its products across multiple cathode formulations – with the added advantage that VSPC’s technology can be tailored to suit specific requirements and applications.
VSPC is committed to working closely with third-party entities, in order to validate material characterisation and performance.