A table-top, user-friendly nanoparticle generator that is the basis of all VSPARTICLE products. With the VSP-G1, a stable and clean flow of well-defined pure nanoparticles can be generated, without the use of precursors and surfactants. Producing the desired particles becomes as easy as pushing a button.
Mix and Match Materials
Material versatility is key for reducing research iteration times and material flexibility, VSPARTICLE's technology enables you to change the material easy and fast thanks to the use of electrodes. This allows the creation of particles of bi-metals, nano-alloys or materials that are immiscible in bulk state. Source material is supplied in the form of electrodes. The electrodes work with a click system, making it easy and quick to switch materials.
With the VSP-G1 you can use any kind of (semi)conductive material for your nanoparticles and use argon, nitrogen or air as a carrier gas.The VSP-G1 uses two electrodes as base material to generate sub 20 nm particles. All solid (semi)conductive materials that can be processed into electrodes can be used in this device to generate sub 20 nm primary particle (material dependent) and larger aglomerates.
- Nanotoxicology research
- VSP-G1 as model nanoparticulate source
- Cell cultures exposed to aerosol of ultrafine particles
- Determine toxicology of airborne nanoparticles
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"..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."
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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