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Tools to rapidly advance the field of nanotechnology

Nanoparticles are key in the development of new materials for innovative applications such as catalysis, microelectronics and sensors. While many researchers study nanoparticles and their physical properties, for most, making the desired nanoparticle is a complex and time consuming process. To accelerate the development of devices based on nanoparticles VSPARTICLE delivers user-friendly tools which can produce any inorganic nanoparticle.

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Speeding up research is key in developing new applications. We believe that by offering tools to do this, we can enable researchers and industry to innovate. 

That’s why we developed the VSP-G1 nanoparticle generator, offering you - irrespective of the field you are working in - easier, faster and reproducible production of nanoparticles of a few atoms to 20 nm for any (semi-)conductive material. 

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Which nanoparticle do you need?

Select the material you want to investigate and learn how VSPARTICLE could help!

In the table below, elements highlighted in green are those that have been found to be compatible with spark ablation. Other elements for which information is available are presented in black while elements that may be used in the spark ablation process (e.g. as carrier gas or modifier) are shown in green. Click or tap on the element of your interest to learn more!

1

H

Hydrogen1.01
2

He

Helium4
3

Li

Lithium6.94
4

Be

Beryllium9.01
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5

B

Boron10.81
6

C

Carbon12.01
7

N

Nitrogen14.01
8

O

Oxygen16
9

F

Fluorine19
10

Ne

Neon20.18
11

Na

Sodium22.99
12

Mg

Magnesium24.3
13

Al

Aluminum26.98
14

Si

Silicon28.09
15

P

Phosphorus30.97
16

S

Sulfur32.06
17

Cl

Chlorine35.45
18

Ar

Argon39.1
19

K

Potassium39.95
20

Ca

Calcium40.08
21

Sc

Scandium44.96
22

Ti

Titanium47.87
23

V

Vanadium50.94
24

Cr

Chromium52
25

Mn

Manganese54.94
26

Fe

Iron55.84
27

Co

Cobalt58.69
28

Ni

Nickel58.93
29

Cu

Copper63.55
30

Zn

Zinc65.39
31

Ga

Gallium69.72
32

Ge

Germanium72.64
33

As

Arsenic74.92
34

Se

Selenium78.96
35

Br

Bromine79.9
36

Kr

Krypton83.8
37

Rb

Rubidium85.47
38

Sr

Strontium87.62
39

Y

Yttrium88.91
40

Zr

Zirconium91.22
41

Nb

Niobium92.91
42

Mo

Molybdenum95.94
43

Tc

Technetium98
44

Ru

Ruthenium101.07
45

Rh

Rhodium102.91
46

Pd

Palladium106.42
47

Ag

Silver107.87
48

Cd

Cadmium112.41
49

In

Indium114.82
50

Sn

Tin118.71
51

Sb

Antimony121.76
52

Te

Tellurium126.9
53

I

Iodine127.6
54

Xe

Xenon131.29
55

Cs

Cesium132.91
56

Ba

Barium137.33
57-71

Lanthanoids
72

Hf

Hafnium178.49
73

Ta

Tantalum180.95
74

W

Tungsten183.84
75

Re

Rhenium186.21
76

Os

Osmium190.23
77

Ir

Iridium192.22
78

Pt

Platinum195.08
79

Au

Gold196.97
80

Hg

Mercury200.59
81

Tl

Thallium204.38
82

Pb

Lead207.2
83

Bi

Bismuth208.98
84

Po

Polonium209
85

At

Astatine210
86

Rn

Radon222
87

Fr

Francium223
88

Ra

Radium226
89-103

Actinoids
104

Rf

Rutherfordium262
105

Db

Dubnium262
106

Sg

Seaborgium264
107

Bh

Bohrium266
108

Hs

Hassium268
109

Mt

Meitnerium272
110

Ds

Darmstadtium277
111

Rg

Röntgium0
112

Cn

Copernicium0
113

Nh

Nihonium0
114

Fl

Flerovium0
115

Mc

Moscovium0
116

Lv

Livermorium0
117

Ts

Tennesine0
118

Og

Oganesson0
Lanthanoids57

La

Lanthanum 138.91
58

Ce

Cerium 140.12
59

Pr

Praseodymium 140.91
60

Nd

Neodymium 144.24
61

Pm

Promethium 145
62

Sm

Samarium 150.36
63

Eu

Europium 151.96
64

Gd

Gadolinium 157.25
65

Tb

Terbium 158.93
66

Dy

Dysprosium 162.5
67

Ho

Holmium 164.93
68

Er

Erbium 167.26
69

Tm

Thulium 168.93
70

Yb

Ytterbium 173.04
71

Lu

Lutetium 174.97
Actinoids89

Ac

Actinium 227
90

Th

Thorium 231.04
91

Pa

Protactinium 232.04
92

U

Uranium 237
93

Np

Neptunium 238.03
94

Pu

Plutonium 243
95

Am

Americium 244
96

Cm

Curium 247
97

Bk

Berkelium 247
98

Cf

Californium 251
99

Es

Einsteinium 252
100

Fm

Fermium 257
101

Md

Mendelevium 258
102

No

Nobelium 259
103

Lr

Lawrencium 261

News

More and more scientists are exploring the possibilities of nanoparticles to create novel materials supporting the shift from a fossil fuel based economy towards a sustainable and carbon neutral one. Unfortunately this process is slowed down because people are struggling with the first step: getting the right building blocks. 

Dr Michelle Moram of Imperial College London explains what might be possible with the development of a periodic hyper table - and asks us to imagine what materials we could design, with exactly the properties we desire.

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