Semicon Japan 2020 is the largest international semiconductor conference and a trade show for the electronics manufacturing supply chain, covering everything from the front-end to back-end processes of semiconductors to SMART applications such as automobiles and IoT devices. The aim of the Semicon event is to accelerate the growth of the industry by bringing together producers and distributors with researchers and developers and provide them with an information and communication platform. Semicon Japan goes virtual between 11th to 18th of December and we will be exhibiting between 14 – 17 December.
What can you expect?
- Over 22,000 participants will gather from Japan and around the world
- 700 companies will display cutting-edge manufacturing technologies
- a wide range of lectures, workshops and seminars
- latest trends and the latest products, developments and technologies in the field of semiconductor technology
- 5 forums
- 13 pavilions
- VSPARTICLE technology
The VSP-P1 Nanostructured Material Printer combines generation, combination and deposition of nanoparticles in one automated process, enabling you to print new nanoscale materials without directly handling nanoparticles. Examples of applications include local patterning on soft polymers and formation of nano porous thin films on different types of substrates.
There is a strong demand to develop inexpensive gas sensors with significantly improved sensitivity and, crucially, selectivity. Developing the next generation of gas sensors will require extensive screening of high-surface area Semiconductor Metal Oxides (SMOs), exploring amongst others the influence of primary particle sizes and dopants on the overall performance of such SMO gas sensors. Our VSP-P1 Nanostructured Material Printer allows the deposition of SMOs with varying primary particle size and layer thickness, directly on the desired substrate (e.g. sensor chip). Preparation of mixed and/or doped metal oxides is also possible, enabling researchers to screen a wider spectrum of possible SMO sensors in significantly less time.
VSPARTICLE has developed a nanoparticle printing technology to produce nanostructured noble metal layers by depositing nanoparticles produced by spark-discharge. The sensing capabilities of the printed nanoparticles and the nano-porous morphology of the printed layers have proven to be very effective for developing SERS substrates that enhance the Raman signal by several orders of magnitude and therefore can be used as a standard tool for chemical analysis. This has led to the development of ENHANSERS, a nanotechnology company solely focussed on the production and distribution of nanostructured SERS substrates on a commercial scale.
Click here to read the first publication that illustrates the advantages of the technology compared to other synthesis methods for the preparation of SERS substrates
The ability to quickly screen multi-element electrocatalysts is accelerated even further using two VSP-G1 nanoparticle generators connected to the VSP-P1 printer. To illustrate the possibilities with such a setup VSPARTICLE, in collaboration with Avantium, screened 64 different Ni-Fe electrocatalysts in OER in high-throughput. VSPARTICLE’s technology enabled researchers to screen the performance of 64 different electrocatalyst composition. By empowering today’s researchers with the most advanced products in our portfolio we are able to significantly accelerate the development of novel electrocatalysts.
Check out the publication in collaboration with avantium here.