Low Temperature Materials Synthesis
Iron oxide nanoparticles
producedby T. ethanolicus
Equipment and Capabilities
The objective of this MDF work is to develop and demonstrate low temperature (~60oC) synthesis, characterization and process scaling of nanoparticles by NanoFermentation (NF) using organisms that produce extracellular materials with controlled size and stoichiometry. Pilot-scale nanoparticle production for DOE-relevant applications including ferrites and ferro-fluids (metal doped magnetite), solid state lighting (metal sulfides and gallates) and advanced battery technologies (LiFePO2, LiCoO2, LiMgO2, and LiFeO2) has been demonstrated. Output of this work will be directly transferrable to U.S. industry at the pilot-scale size of >kg batches of NPs.