Nanoparticle Deposition

Nikalyte have drawn on more than 20 years of experience to bring you the best nanoparticle deposition equipment available.  Whether you’re an experienced user or just starting out, we have the equipment you need.  Our systems and components operate under vacuum so all the background material impurities are removed, creating ultra-pure, non-agglomerated nanoparticles.

Nikalyte - Nanoparticle Deposition Specialists

Ultra-pure Nanoparticle Technology

Nikalyte offers a range of nanoparticle deposition equipment to suit your application from benchtop recipe controlled deposition with the NL50 to UHV equipment with complete user control over nano particle size and composition. Alternatively take advantage of Nikalyte’s extensive experience with our bespoke coatings service.

NL 50 Particle Disposition System

Benchtop Nanoparticle deposition

Nanoparticles at the push of a button.


UHV Nanoparticle Deposition

Deposit pure and alloy nanoparticles with fine control over size and composition.

Raman spectrum for Fentanyl
Nikalyte SERS substrate

SERS substrates

Nanoparticle SERS substrates with ppb sensitivity. Chose from silver or gold.

Advantages of nanoparticles deposited in vacuum

Nanoparticles deposited in vacuum are free of hydrocarbons and other contamination which typically plague chemical techniques. Nanoparticles deposited in the NL50 are:

Monodisperse and non-clumping

Ultra-pure and crystalline

Hydrocarbon and ligand-free

Consistent and repeatable results

Deposit nanoparticles as needed directly onto the target substrate

The above properties enables vacuum deposited nanoparticles to boost performance and sensitivity whilst also reducing the required loading of expensive materials for applications such as SERs and catalysis.

Gold Nanoparticles

How the NL50 Works

How nanoparticles are generated and deposited in the NL50 Benchtop Nanoparticle Deposition System.

Who we work with

What our customers say

Antiviral nanomaterials join the fight against SARS-Cov-2​

Copper and silver have well-reported antiviral properties, while gold nanoparticles are helping to deliver early detection and antibody tests for Covid-19. With up to 1000 times larger active surface area nanoparticles offer the potential for enhanced properties compared to simple 2D surfaces in addition to reduced material costs.  Nanoparticle coatings have also been shown to be highly effective at fighting viral transmission and infection, by suppressing viruses on a surface before they can infect a new host. The combined effect of the high surface area and natural virucidal properties make nano-coatings an important and cost-effective option for sanitizing high contact surfaces.

Our technology generates nanoparticles in vacuum which are ultra-pure, monodisperse, hydrocarbon free, and ideally suited for antiviral research. Contact us to find out more.

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