Nanotechnology as the key technology of the 21st century

Nanotechnology is one of the most advanced technologies of our time. Often it is even referred to as a key technology of the 21st century, especially so because nanotechnology can be applied in many different areas. In recent years, the use of nanotechnology in the general economy has become increasingly common. This way, nanotechnology is slowly developing from a pure science to a real and tangible improvement in all applicable areas; and these are very diverse. Whether in construction, in production, in business in general, trade or science. Even medicine can be revolutionized in most areas by the use of nanotechnology.

Possibilities of nanotechnology - what makes it so interesting

Nanotechnology primarily refers to the use and/or creation of particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers in at least one dimension. A consequence of the small size is that particles and structures created this way exhibit new physical properties because they often have a new surface-to-mass ratio. The result is, that one can sometimes significantly alter a product‘s properties by using nanoparticles while keeping the same overall chemical composition unchanged. Over the past 25 years, significant progress and breakthrough discoveries were made in the field of nanotechnology. Furthermore, this science remains highly versatile and exciting because we are still far from reaching the end of its possibilities.

Nanotechnology – blessing and great responsibility

Nanotechnology is a buzzword that has gained in importance in many parts of economy and industry in recent years. On the one hand, especially in the field of medicine, nanotechnology promises significant advancement within the next few years, for example, in the fight against diseases such as cancer; or when it comes to the reduction of a patient’s radiation exposure in imaging procedures in the context of a diagnosis. Here, Nanotechnology can achieve a great deal. On the other hand, there are always voices that warn against new advances, and would like to gather more information about nanotechnology – something not uncommon and never wrong for „new“ sciences and technologies. This is precisely why we are actively researching nanotechnology in addition to the trade with nanotechnology products. Because we are well aware of the responsibility that each company active in the field of nanotechnology has to the community. PlasmaChem participates to 6 EU Projects targeted on the evaluation of potential risks connected with nanomaterials, though their complete life-cycle.

Nanotechnology – the opportunity to find a sustainable answer to the great questions of the 21st century

As mentioned before, nanotechnology is viewed as a key technology of this century. One reason is that many other branches of science and technology have now reached their limits. Limits that are far from sight in nanotechnology. Of course, research and sale of nanotechnologies must be sustainable and responsible. But even if we reached the expected goals within the next few years only marginally, we would still soon be able to provide concrete answers to the great problems of the 21st century; in the areas of technology and industry but especially medicine. For the benefit of the public and every single one of us.


Our company uses two technologies for industrial production of NanoDiamonds, NanoCeramics and NanoMetals:

Controlled Detonation Synthesis (CDS)

nanopowders_cds Controlled Detonation Synthesis is based on super-high pressure developed at explosion in closed volume. At explosion precursor material, immersed in specific gas medium, is atomized.

During the fly from the middle of reactor to the reactor walls atoms are clusterized and form nanoparticles. During whole synthesis process the super-high pressure is supported which enable formation not only of different NanoCeramics with unusual crystalline lattice, but also of cubic carbon nanoparticles (NanoDiamonds).

Having in disposal big industrial detonation reactors PlasmaChem is able to deliver tons of detonation nanoproducts per month.

Hot Plasma Jet Synthesis (HPJS)

nanopowders_hpjs PlasmaChem uses it's know-how hot plasma process to produce nanoparticles.

Precursor material is atomized in plasma arc with followed clusterization to nanoparticles optionally with additional plasma chemical conversion to another material than precursor. The special precautions are done to get real nanocrystals (not simply mixed phases) and to exclude big agglomerate formation.

Plasma Modification of Nanomaterials


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