Benchtop Nanoparticle Deposition System : NL50

One touch benchtop nanoparticle deposition system  

Nanoparticles at the push of a button

The NL50 is a benchtop system deposits ultra-pure non-agglomerated nanoparticles directly on to any surface up to 50mm diameter. The NL50 is specifically designed for shared research or teaching laboratory, where it can be used by students and researchers in parallel on a diverse range of nanotechnology projects without fear of cross contamination. Applications include catalysis, photonics, energy storage, sensors, and life sciences.

Key Features

  • Deposit hydrocarbon free and non-agglomerated nanoparticles
  • Sub-monolayer or high porosity 3-D nanocoating
  • Surface plasma cleaning and  functionalisation
  • Generate pure metallic or compound nanoparticles such as oxides and nitrides.
  • Wide choice of materials, including Ag, Au, Cu, Ni, Ir, and Pt
  • Real time deposition control using a Quartz Crystal Monitor (QCM)
  • Repeatable process with typical cycle time of 30 minutes 
  • Room temperature deposition is compatible with delicate substrates such as graphene , membranes and plastics


Approx. 60Kg (113lbs)
Dimensions(LXWXH) 70 x 50 x 60cm 
(27.6x 19.7 x 23.6 inches)


Target size1inch (25.4mm) diameter, max 3mm thick
Max Sample Size50mm diameter
MaterialsConducting materials, including Ag, Au, Pt, Cu, Ni, Ti, Ir

Control Software

NL50 Control Panel

The intuitive user interface is easy to use and does not require any previous vacuum experience. Preloaded deposition recipes enable users to start depositing nanoparticles straight away.  


  • Full automation of the pump down and deposition sequence.
  • Preloaded optimised deposition settings for common materials such as Au , Ag and Pt.
  • Advanced users have the option to control deposition conditions to manipulate nanoparticle size and deposition rate according to their specific needs.
  •  Control nanoparticle loading using deposited weight or deposition time
  • Automated logging of all process and vacuum parameters
NL50 Tech Note
TN01 - Gold Nanoparticles deposited in the NL50
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NL50 Tech Note
TN02  - Nanoparticle size control with the NL50
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NL50 Tech Note
TN04 - Platinum Nanoparticles deposited in the NL50 for catalyst research
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