As the recognized global leader in power technologies, ABB is conducting research in nanotechnologies. For instance, ABB is perfecting a nano-structured sliding bearing that works in MV and HV switchgear without oil, offering lower operating costs and less environmental impact.
Aculon specializes in inventing and commercializing unique molecular-scale surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology discoveries made at Princeton University. From electronic device and component manufacturing to industrial metal finishing to consumer appliances and electronics, Aculon adds value through nano-scale surface modification that delivers superior performance, process simplification and favorable economics.
Admatechs, established jointly by Toyota Motor Corporation and Shin-Etsu Chemical Corporation Limited, develops advanced materials. The company's R&D Division is developing several technologies based on VMC combustion technology, for example, coarse particle removal from spherical metal oxide particles, particle surface treatment, and high dispersion of particles.
Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT) is a leader in developing and applying diamond for industrial, electronic, and medical applications. For the microscopy market, ADT makes NaDiaProbes™, AFM probes made entirely out of diamond, which last 100 times longer than SiN probes. NaDiaProbes are available in conductive diamond, dynamic and contact modes. ADT also sells UNCD Wafers, available as diamond-on-Silicon (DoSi) and diamond-on-oxide (DOI) wafers. UNCD Wafers are for MEMS development, nano imprint lithography applications and other wafers scales applications where the superior properties of diamond may be leveraged. ADT is a World Economic Forum 2007 Technology Pioneer, chosen for a 2007 Frost & Sullivan award and a winner of a 2008 R&D 100 Award.
Advanced Electron Beams (AEB) enables the green factory of the future by making sustainable manufacturing possible and profitable. AEB's compact electron beam emitters replace thermal and chemical processes for cleaner, more efficient, lower-cost manufacturing. For industries such as pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and beverage, printing, and plastics, AEB emitters sterilize products and packaging, improve the performance of plastics and other materials, cure inks and coatings and eliminate pollution.
Advanced Energy develops innovative power and control technologies that enable high-growth, plasma thin-film manufacturing processes worldwide, including semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, solar cells, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications.
The activity of the company involves specifically tailoring adaptable magnetic sensors to meet a range of bespoke and industrial requirements, offering a choice of previously unmatched characterestic combinations that are essential to many industries and applications. The company's sensors rely, for their operation, on the concept of "Band Gap Engineering" as opposed to traditional semiconductor Hall effect sensors which rely on the "bulk" properties of the semiconductors.
The company is active in the field of new magnetic materials and technologies. he activity is concentrated on such aspects of the applied magnetism as magnetic refrigeration, scientific instrument-making, magnetic separation, cancer treatment and sensitive desorption of medical products, sorption of contaminations, methods of production of nanosized and nanostructured materials.
Advanced Nano-Coatings, Inc is a producer of high performance, VOC (volatile organic compounds), compliant epoxy coatings to protect wood, steel and concrete buildings and structures. ANC Multifunctional Coating is a high performance, 100% solid, multifunctional epoxy coating with many uses including the encapsulation of asbestos, marine applications, power generation, gas transmission, and wastewater treatment facilities.
Advanced Optical Technologies is committed to world-class research and development in a variety of areas in physical optics such as design and characterization of nanostructured optical coatings and polymer films.
The company has developed a novel Solution Derived Nanocomposite (SDN) technology that allows for low-cost/high-throughput nanocomposite multifunctional coatings deposition on practically any type/shape/material substrate.