Companies and institutes participate at the exhibition of the Internation Symposium on Contamination Control 2018.
Printed flexible silicon electronics on paper
The new production process for printed flexible electronics makes it possible to print high performance chemically stable crystalline silicon on flexible, biocompatible or biodegradable substrates such as paper.
The new process uses a novel ‘silicon ink’ that uses UV light to cure instead of the traditional very high temperatures. Because crystalline silicon can be used, there is no need for poor performing and often toxic organic inks.
The process has been developed, optimised and patented. Basic circuit components have been fabricated, confirming superior performance and improved chemical stability. Next step is to develop a complete sensor system.
Ryoichi Ishihara – Technical University Delft
Nanoparticles at the push of a button
Nanoscientsists spend the majority of their time on the synthesis of nanoparticles. Besides, it is very hard to scale up production. VSParticle eliminated both challenges by simplifying the production of nanoparticles. The VSParticle Generator One uses spark ablation to produce well defined nanoparticles of 0-20 nm in diameter. By adjusting gas flow, spark energy and spark frequency, the particle size and production rate can be controlled.
The VSParticle Generator One uses spark ablation to produce well defined nanoparticles of 0-20 nm in diameter. By adjusting gas flow, spark energy and spark frequency, the particle size and production rate can be controlled.
Controlled contamination experiments is one of the applications the VSParticle Generator One is used.
VSParticle offers a cost effective, on-demand, on-location way of producing nanoparticles. It brings nanotechnology from the lab to commercially available products in microelectronics, catalysis and healthcare.
Aaike van Vugt – VSParticle
In air Microfluidics, no chip required
IamFluidics has invented in-air microfluidics (IAMF), which enables the production of monodisperse microdroplets and -particles at industry-level production rates while maintaining the resolution of microfluidics. IAMF is a novel chip-free technology that enables the production of monodisperse micro-emulsions and micro-suspensions at industry-level production rates while maintaining the resolution of conventional microfluidics.
Menno Noorlander – IamFluidics
Lab-on-a-chip – A full-scale laboratory on a microscale
Lab-on-a-chip technology makes it possible to conduct miniaturised lab analysis on micro- or nanoscale. The chips can vary in size from a few millimeters up to a few square centimeters. Lab-on-a-chips contain channel structures and have one or more laboratory functions built within. The number of applications is still growing and lab-on-a-chip technology is now related to the fields of microfluidics, MEMS* and µTAS**.
Application areas of lab-on-a-chip devices
The time when lab-on-a-chip technology was only for analysis purposes, has long been over. It is no longer only a scientist’s territory. Nowadays lab-on-a-chip technology is becoming part of the common world. Especially the medical world, where point-of-care testing gives us quick results and reduces the workload for doctors and analysts.
Erik Staijen – Micronit Microtechnologies
Photonic Integrated Circuits
Photonics is the key enabling technology engine needed to keep the globe communicating and connected. It provides the bandwidth, speed, reach and flexibility needed to run new applications that everyone knows – healthcare & life sciences, internet of things, M2M, social media, big data, datacenters, cloud computing and voice over IP. It’s a energy efficient technology to scale up all these services.
LioniX International offers several solutions and services for assembly and packaging of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC). These specifically apply to prototypes, demonstration models and small-volume series of end products.
Arne Leinse – LioniX International
High reliability Sunsensors for space and terrestrial applications
Lens R&D supplying high reliability Sunsensors for space applications small enough to be used on small satellites but good enough to be used on big ones as well.
The BiSon64 and BiSon64-B Sunsensors are qualified to extreme levels of environmental loading and qualified over a temperature range of -40°C to +80°C with planned flights on several satellites (ESAIL, VESTA, Earth-I etc)
The BiSon 64-ET and BiSon64-ET-B Sunsensors are under full ESA SCC qualification (within a GSTP program) over a temperature range of -125° to +125°C. Where a flight contract has been signed for the delivery to the ESA Proba-3 mission these sensors will be qualified for 15 years in GEO orbit.
In preparation for the future Lens R&D is also working on albedo insensitive analogue Sunsensors based on SiC detector technology in frame of a Dutch high tech systems and materials program (HTSM) as well as a small digital Sunsensor for telecom applications in frame of an ESA Artes program.
Johan Leijtens – Lens Research & Development