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Posted: May 08, 2013
CAN Expands Its CANdots Product Series By Fluorescent Nanocrystals Series A Plus
(Nanowerk News) The nanoexperts from the Hamburg Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN) GmbH will expand their product portfolio with the fluorescent nanocrystals Series A plus. These are inorganic semiconductor core/shell particles with an elongated morphology. Owing to their long lasting experience in the production and modification of nanoparticles as well as close collaborations with customers, this new system has been developed at CAN, which is highly suitable for demanding applications. CANdots® Series A plus - nanocrystals show extremely high quantum efficiency, an enhanced processability as well as an intense absorption coefficient in the high energy region. Their brightness is two to four times higher compared to conventional dots.
For the first time, this new product series will be presented at the NSTI Nanotech (May 13-16) in Washington, one of the most significant exhibitions for nanotechnology worldwide. CAN is going to participate on a joint stand with the VDI as well as the "Nano in Germany" association on booth No. 301. Based on the close collaboration with the specialty chemical distributor STREM Chemicals, an introduction of this new product into their catalogue will happen during the event. Through their catalogue, these bright nanocrystals can be directly ordered in the colors green, orange and red.
"We will take the opportunity during this show to enter discussions with companies and institutions for strategic and commercial partnerships in nanotechnology in order to intensify our research and development activities," says Dr. Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen, Chief of Operations at CAN.
The nano joint stand from VDI offers a broad range of German companies, institutions and research centers which are engaged in national and international nanotechnology development. It offers a central platform for highlighting research activities as well as presenting the latest developments in the area of nanotechnology products and their application.
Further information about CAN GmbH on www.can-hamburg.com
CAN GmbH offer companies and other institutions bilateral contract R&D services in the area of nanotechnology. Furthermore, CAN GmbH participates in national and international research programs. They focus on the utilization of new concepts in nanochemistry, especially in the fields of material science (components for solar and fuel cells), life science (diagnostic agents) and home & personal care / industry (cosmetics, detergents, specialty polymers). Their main expertise is the production of various nanoscaled materials like fluorescent, magnetic and catalytically-active nanocrystals. These products are marketed under the brand CANdots® and are dispersible in polar or unpolar media readily available for applications in research and industry.