VSP-G1 Nanoparticle Generator
A table-top, user-friendly nanoparticle generator that is the basis of all VSPARTICLE products.
The standard in nanoparticle generation
The VSP-G1 Nanoparticle Generator is a tabletop solution for generating pure metal, metal oxide, or alloy nanoparticles in the size range of 1 – 20 nm. The nanoparticle production takes place entirely in the gas-phase and thus there is no need to use surfactants or precursors. The source material for the nanoparticle production are two rods (electrodes) made from the desired material. Simply load the electrodes and set the process parameters to start generating nanoparticles at the push of a button. All VSPARTICLE products are designed with a modular approach, hence the VSP-G1 Nanoparticle Generator can either be used as a standalone nano aerosol source or can be combined with different deposition modules for the preparation of advanced nanomaterials.
Mix and Match Materials
Material versatility is key for reducing research iteration times and unlocking materials with unique properties. VSPARTICLE's technology enables you to change the material easy and fast by using the plug-and-play electrode system. Different configurations enable the creation of particles such as bi-metals, nano-alloys or materials that are immiscible in bulk state. All (semi)conductive materials that can be processed into electrodes are compatible with the VSP-G1 Nanoparticle Generator.
Preparation of advanced nanomaterials
Due to its modular design, the VSP-G1 Nanoparticle Generator can easily be combined with a deposition unit for the preparation of advanced nanomaterials. There are different deposition modules available based on diffusion, filtration or impaction techniques. There is also the option to narrow the size distribution of the nanoparticles even further with the use of the S1 Size Selector. Talk to our specialists by filling the form below, to determine which approach is most suitable for your application and needs.
VSP-G1 Application Example
- Nanotoxicology research
- VSP-G1 as model nanoparticulate source
- Cell cultures exposed to aerosol of ultrafine particles
- Determine toxicology of airborne nanoparticles
Flemming Cassee - RIVM
"For our research in the safety of airborne nanomaterials, VSPARTICLE's VSP-G1 enables us to generate very small particles. We use this both as a reference method, as well as for our research into the distribution of very small nanoparticles in the body after inhalation"
Wilson Smith - Smith Solar Lab TU Delft
"The VSPARTICLE tools enable you to combine different materials together on any substrate, changing their functionalities. At the Smith Solar Lab, we have used VSPARTICLE's machine in different ways, because you can make nanoparticles of different sizes and compositions. They have different optical properties, so you can actually tune which part of the solar light is absorbed by pushing a button. Which is something we have not been able to find in any other technology"
Charlotte Vogt - Debye Institute. University of Utrecht
"The sample preparation is applicable for a wide range of materials as well as metal nanoparticle sizes. This ensures that valuable time on TEM machines is well used. In addition, tuning particle size with settings prior to deposition allows us to study the size dependency of the metal nanoparticles for a given catalytic reaction. In total, it takes less than an hour to make a sample and the same MEMS devices can be used."
Weber group - Institute of Particle Technology, Clausthal
"The purely physical mechanisms resulting in the formation of particles without chemical reactions leads to pure aerosols that are ideal for the use as model particles for different studies. Furthermore, compared to other aerosol synthesis methods, the spark ablation and especially, the VSP-G1 nanoparticle generator, results in a stable and defined production even over longer time spans, which is important to draw meaningful conclusions."
Iris ten Have - Bert Weckhuysen Group, University of Utrecht
"..making such new materials is challenging for us because very often we need to actually use very difficult chemical synthesis methods and we also produce a lot of unwanted chemical waste then. By using the nanoparticle generator (VSP-G1) and the size selector (VSP-S1) we can now actually just press a button and make these materials without producing any chemical waste so this makes our experiments much easier."
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The compact size of the VSP-G1 nanoparticle generator ensures that VSPARTICLE’s technology is easily accommodated in every research laboratory with a design able to fit most lab-tables and fume hoods.
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