Nanocomposites, nanoparticles & inks

Materials processing, testing, development, and applied research  

    • - Polymers, biopolymers, nanoparticles, nanowires, oxides, molecules, nanocomposites
    • - Thin film deposition, sol-gel and printing techniques, self-assembly, surface plasma treatment
    • - Nanoparticles and nanoparticle inks: nanoparticle analysis using DLS (dynamic light scattering) and testing of inkjet inks

 Nanocomposite materials, surfaces and inks 

  • - Nanoparticle inks: nanoparticle caracterisation and testing of inks for inkjet printing
  • - Materials for transparent electrodes and printable electronics, organic electronics, organic photovoltaics
  • - Conductive (bio)polymers and polymer blends 
  • - Nanocomposites for packaging, glass, paper, food and cosmetics industry
  • - Surface treatement by atomspheric pressure plasma
  • - Surface functionalization and sensor developments

 Application example: we provide service measurements of nanoparticle suspensions by Dynamic Light Scattering with NanoLab 3D 


Signal exploitation from true single scattering events for nanoparticle sizing measurements by dynamic light scattering (also at high nanoparticle concentrations). 

For more information, see: Schaefer-Tec AG, LS Instruments AG.


 Application example: Flexible electrodes for MedTech applications:  


    Design and characterization of flexible electrodes for MedTech applications 


  Application example: transparent conductive electrodes:  

Organic molecular films present opportunities for low cost, all solution processing of flexible electronic devices. Organic electronics, printed electronics or polymer electronics, is a branch of electronics dealing with conductive polymers and conductive small molecules. An important topic are transparent electrodes (transparent oxydes, graphene, transparent conductive polymer-nanocomposites). We combine our competences in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, optical and electrical measurement, simulation techniques, formulation and procesing techiques, as well as applied nanosciences for the development and characterization of printable materials for transparent electrodes. 








                • - Organic device simulation
                • - Transparent conducting materials
                • - Spincoating, inkjet printing, spray-coating, doctor blading, dip-coating, electrospinning, 
                • - Thin film measurements (thickness, nano- and microtopography, UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy)
                • - Electrical characterization (I-V, four-point probing, solar simulator AM1.5 for PV cell testing)

Application fields:

                                • - Smart packaging, paper, food and cosmetics
                                • - Security tags & decorative coatings and printing
                                • - Medical devices and implants 
                                • Sensor developments and R&D
                                • - Photovoltaics and printed electronics

We are looking forward to meeting partners from industry and academia with similar interests and complementary competences for possible R&D collaboration.