Nanotechnology

Recent decades have seen accelerated advancement in the field of nanotechnology, providing scientists and engineers with the capability to synthesize, manipulate, image and detect materials on the nanoscale. In the field of electrochemistry, nanotechnology has led to an entire new class of electrodes, from nanostructured carbons including nanotubes, nanofibers and graphene to 3D electrode arrays and nanoprobes. This new class of electrode materials has resulted in the development of nano-batteries that enhance conductivity and ion diffusion, in vivo nanosensors that exhibit improved sensitivity and nanofilms that reduce localized corrosion.

Princeton Applied Research and Solartron Analytical have a wide range of potentiostats/galvanostats, enabling the growth and study of nanostructures and nano-based devices. Whether it is the flexibility in creating custom waveforms for pulse plating electrodeposition of nanofilms or the need for highly accurate, ultra-low current (picoamp and femtoamp) measurements for nanoprobe characterization, many of our instruments, including the PARSTAT 4000A, VersaSTAT 4 and EchemLab XM, can facilitate and advance your research efforts in the nano-regime. Low current options, capable of resolution as low as 122 aA, are also available to further extend the accuracy and resolution for the most sensitive of measurements.