Large Area Nanomanufacturing

Materials with controlled architectures at the nanometer scale can have dramatically improved optical, mechanical, and transport properties compared to their bulk counterparts. However, it has been difficult to maintain nanoscale control of material architecture for samples larger than cm². We seek to use a combination of self-assembly and scalable manufacturing technologies to enable manufacturing of m² of material while controlling nanoscale geometry and chemistry.

Figure 1: Diagram of electrospray technique used to manufacture controlled layers of nanoparticles for high power batteries.