Investment and materials consulting in the energy and nanotechnology arenas.
SynMat (short for "Synthetic Materials") is concerned with the synthesis and characterization of nanophase materials with novel chemical, mechanical, electrical, magnetic or optical properties. Synthesis methods considered thus far have included chemical and physical vapor deposition (CVD and PVD), coprecipitation and arc discharge. Materials are typically characterized by electron and scanning probe microscopy (TEM, SEM, SPM) and a variety of spectroscopic techniques. The references (reprints available upon request) and links below provide a sampling of activities undertaken to this point.
SynMat can provide guidance in the selection of instrumentation appropriate to your needs as well as assist in research proposal preparation and review.
SynMat is also interested in investing in technologically savvy companies poised to contribute to the new economy (please note that we do not provide venture capital).
Please contact us at the e-mail address below for further information.
NANOLUBRICATION [Tribology International V38,p562(2005)] http://nanohub.org/resources/12254
THIN FILMS [Journal of Applied Physics V93, p7393 (2003)]
QUANTUM DOTS [Journal of Applied Physics V80, p5035 (1996)]