pastes & inks

platinum paste

3D-nano offers platinum paste as a component of counterelectrode for Dye-sensitised Solar Cells. We recommend using a polyester screen with 90 mesh/cm for screen printing. After printing and drying, the layer can be sintered at 450°C for around 30 min.

3D-nano supplies components for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs). DSCs are an example of photo-electro-chemical cells which are used to convert solar radiation energy into electrical energy. DSCs are a cost alternative to silicon solar cells which are more expensive to produce. The DSC’s modules are semi-transparent and might contain different patterns which make them especially attractive for building’s facade integration. A dye-sensitized photovoltaic cell is comprised of a nanocrystalline titanium dioxide film that contains a thin layer of adsorbed dye molecules.

The dye-coated particles are supported on TCO glass or plastic substrate. A platinum coated counter electrode is placed over the nanocrystalline TiO2. Between these two electrodes a liquid electrolyte is encapsulated.

metal nanoparticles

Nanosize products can be applied to a wide range of industries. Our technological advance and knowhow allows the optimization of our products to perfectly meet the specifications and requirements of particular applications. Current nanograde’s company portfolio covers colloids of nanosize metals like platinum silver and copper.

Nanoscale silver (Ag) particles are available in the size range of 10-500 nm. Silver nanoparticles can be used as an ingredient for electroconductive slurry, air purifiers, water purifiers, biological labels, and as an ingredient for inks used in inkjets. Nanoparticle-sized inks can be cured at much lower temperatures, thus opening up a wider range of substrates, including lower-cost plastics.

Nanoscale platinum (Pt) particles are available in the size range of 1-50 nm. Reducing platinum to nano-sized particles helps to make the element highly effective, making it more in demand for several use in the industry of catalysis.

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screen-printable pastes

The company in particular synthesizes nanoparticles which can be deposited on glass substrates (e.g. FTO, ITO).

For practical applications, nanomaterials are incorporated with the screen printable media to form pastes.