EnSol AS R&D and prototyping expertise.
© EnSol AS 2019
Projects

Current Projects

Prototype wireless charging

EnSol AS is currently involved in development of a Qi wireless charging system for a new start-up company. We are supplying consultation and assisting in manufacture of their prototypes. EnSol is involved in circuit-board (kretskort) design, modification, software, and hardware manufacturing.

Physical Vapour Deposition Facility - Nano-composite, Thin

Film & Device Production

Aimed as a prototype for industrial up-scaling, EnSol's prototype nanoparticle source is one of the most advanced in operation. The source is able to produce a practical elongated “stripe” deposit with rates of up to 60 Å/s (depending on the deposition material). The beam size is typically > 10 x 0.5 cm allowing the sample substrate to be passed through the beam to produce a large-area even deposit. Superior long term stability and efficient target usage allows the user to concentrate on other aspects of thin film innovation, rather than the nanoparticle production alone, making it ideal for testing prototype new materials for batteries, sensors or other device applications. We have an extensive range of deposition source materials in stock, but also have an excellent supply chain network, able to accommodate new or unusual request with minimum lead time

LaNNDe (Lanthanide based, solid-state Nanocomposite Neutron Detector

technology)

EnSol has unique experience and equipment for the Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) of nanocomposite materials and devices. Our detector concept is based on utilizing lanthanide nanoparticles within a solid state device and incorporating signal processing electronics. By placing the neutron-absorbing nuclei (lanthanide nanoparticles, with gigantic absorption cross section values) inside the detector volume, rather than on the surface, a large efficiency in a small layer can be expected.

Previous Projects

The EnSol semitransparent PV Epi cell

Extra layers of solar cells capture more light from the sun. Conventional solar panels are made of silicon. EnSol AS has developed an almost transparent solar film, a so-called thin film, with nanotechnology. This thin film can be installed on top of an ordinary silicon solar cell without the need to make any other changes on the cell. With this thin film on top, one can theoretically increase the efficiency of today’s best solar panel with over 5 %. Sadly the efficiency was too small to be commercially viable.

Energy Efficient Electrochromic Smart Windows

The primary objective of this innovation project was to develop eletrochromatic smart windows with improved performance via nanostructuring of the electrodes. Improved performance means shorter switching time , higher optical contrast ratio, and longer durability than current commercial eletrochromatic smart window technology. This pre-project showed great promise, however we were unable to find suitable commercial partner for the project. For a video showing this technology in action please see our YouTube Channel.

EnSol- Linear Nanoparticle source.

The project objective was to develop an industrially viable nanoparticle source technology with high deposition rate and uniform linear / rectangular deposition area (which could easily be scanned across a substrate ), aimed at the international thin film coating industry. The Project was highly successful, and has been the corner stone of our other R&D nanocomposite detector activities. High-Performance Nanovectors for Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis. This project exploits a recently invented and highly flexible nanoparticle synthesis method to produce complex nanovectors that will simultaneously image /diagnose and treat tumours (theranostics) . Magnetic nanoparticles in the size range 10-50 nm are concentrated specifically in a tumour. subsequently an oscillating magnetic field, to which tissue is transparent, is applied from outside the body and produces a local temperature rice of about 5ºC above core body temperature. which if maintained for a few minutes, causes the cancer cells to shut down and die. This gentle treatment can be almost symptom- free and also generic, as it will work with any type of cancer. For a video of these particles please see our YouTube channel.
400 nm
EnSol AS R&D and prototyping expertise.
© EnSol AS 2019
Projects

Current Projects

Prototype

wireless

charging

EnSol AS is currently involved in development of a Qi wireless charging system for a new start-up company. We are supplying consultation and assisting in manufacture of their prototypes. EnSol is involved in circuit-board (kretskort) design, modification, software, and hardware manufacturing.

Physical Vapour

Deposition

Facility - Nano-

composite, Thin

Film & Device

Production

Aimed as a prototype for industrial up-scaling, EnSol's prototype nanoparticle source is one of the most advanced in operation. The source is able to produce a practical elongated “stripe” deposit with rates of up to 60 Å/s (depending on the deposition material). The beam size is typically > 10 x 0.5 cm allowing the sample substrate to be passed through the beam to produce a large-area even deposit. Superior long term stability and efficient target usage allows the user to concentrate on other aspects of thin film innovation, rather than the nanoparticle production alone, making it ideal for testing prototype new materials for batteries, sensors or other device applications. We have an extensive range of deposition source materials in stock, but also have an excellent supply chain network, able to accommodate new or unusual request with minimum lead time

LaNNDe (Lanthanide

based, solid-state

Nanocomposite Neutron

Detector technology)

EnSol has unique experience and equipment for the Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) of nanocomposite materials and devices. Our detector concept is based on utilizing lanthanide nanoparticles within a solid state device and incorporating signal processing electronics. By placing the neutron-absorbing nuclei (lanthanide nanoparticles, with gigantic absorption cross section values) inside the detector volume, rather than on the surface, a large efficiency in a small layer can be expected.
400 nm

Previous Projects

The EnSol

semitransparent PV

Epi cell

Extra layers of solar cells capture more light from the sun. Conventional solar panels are made of silicon. EnSol AS has developed an almost transparent solar film, a so-called thin film, with nanotechnology. This thin film can be installed on top of an ordinary silicon solar cell without the need to make any other changes on the cell. With this thin film on top, one can theoretically increase the efficiency of today’s best solar panel with over 5 %. Sadly the efficiency was too small to be commercially viable.

Energy Efficient

Electrochromic Smart

Windows

The primary objective of this innovation project was to develop eletrochromatic smart windows with improved performance via nanostructuring of the electrodes. Improved performance means shorter switching time , higher optical contrast ratio, and longer durability than current commercial eletrochromatic smart window technology. This pre-project showed great promise, however we were unable to find suitable commercial partner for the project. For a video showing this technology in action please see our YouTube Channel.

EnSol- Linear

Nanoparticle source.

The project objective was to develop an industrially viable nanoparticle source technology with high deposition rate and uniform linear / rectangular deposition area (which could easily be scanned across a substrate ), aimed at the international thin film coating industry. The Project was highly successful, and has been the corner stone of our other R&D nanocomposite detector activities. High-Performance Nanovectors for Cancer Therapy and Diagnosis. This project exploits a recently invented and highly flexible nanoparticle synthesis method to produce complex nanovectors that will simultaneously image /diagnose and treat tumours (theranostics) . Magnetic nanoparticles in the size range 10-50 nm are concentrated specifically in a tumour. subsequently an oscillating magnetic field, to which tissue is transparent, is applied from outside the body and produces a local temperature rice of about 5ºC above core body temperature. which if maintained for a few minutes, causes the cancer cells to shut down and die. This gentle treatment can be almost symptom-free and also generic, as it will work with any type of cancer. For a video of these particles please see our YouTube channel.