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March 14, 2018

Our engineering and scientific staff are ready to help you use nanomaterials to improve your products today!  Here is yet another example in the academic literature, using silicon nanoparticles in thermal fluids.

One of the Meliorum Technologies silicon nanoparticle and metal oxide nanoparticle applications having shown consistently successful results in the academic literature is the incorporation of these nanomaterials in molten salt eutectic solutions.  These molten salt eutectic solutions are used for many purposes; many of the applications leverage their high levels of specific heat capacity (i.e. the amount of energy needed to increase the temperature of a fixed mass or volume of the fluid).  Recently, solar thermal energy conversion systems, for example, require the st...

January 8, 2016

We would like to highlight a recent article which discusses silicon dioxide nanofluid performance for enhancement of specific heat capacity.  In particular, the performance of our silicon dioxide nanofluids have been shown to have, on average, a significant thermal performance improvement compared to other suppliers.  This is a result of our highly controlled engineering process, which has been designed specifically for this purpose.  We are pleased to see another third-party comparison of the performance of these materials that yet again validates Meliorum's superior performance in these heat transfer applications.

The effect of nanoparticle morphology on the specific heat of nanosalts

H. Riazi, S. Mesgari, N. Ahmed, R. Taylor


March 9, 2015

Meliorum scientists and engineers have spoken with several different customers to obtain information on various techniques that are used to deposit our nanomaterials for the purpose of making nanoparticle thin films.  We have selected four different academic articles from our list of customers, each describing a different method for making thin films. 

The first article employs a laser heating method.  A laser is used to “sinter” the particles, which leverages a unique property of nanoparticles to generally have a lower melting temperature than its associated solid.  The details of the process – which specifically uses our silicon nanoparticles – are described in the article [1].

The second article discusses an ink jet sintering method.  This is the method that...

February 20, 2015

Many nanotoxicity studies have been published by a consortium of researchers tasked with establishing environmental toxicity levels of various nanomaterials.  Meliorum has provided a number of these materials for study in support of this effort.  Recently, a new nanotoxicity study using Meliorum's base zinc oxide nanomaterials has been reported to the journal Science of the Total Environment for publication (see below)

Meliorum is proud to be in a position to support such critical research.  As many products see improvements in their feature offerings and performance as a result of their incorporation with nanomaterials, it becomes ever more critical to fully characterize the various effects these materials will have on biological entities and the environment as a w...

January 9, 2015

As many are aware, Meliorum has spent the past several years developing a homogeneous silicon nanoparticle ink suitable for various semiconductor microelectronic and related printing applications.  We have worked very closely with numerous customers and collaborators -- in their own application spaces -- to identify the most relevant design parameters required for them to achieve their application goals.  We are pleased to have achieved a significant basis of understanding of what parameters and parameter values are most significant for the various applications in which these inks are most often deployed.  Various fluid parameters such as viscosity and jettability, thermal properties related to sintering mechanisms, and more conventional properties such as surface chemistry,...

August 15, 2014

We are ecstatic that UCCEIN has chosen our cerium oxide and zinc oxide nanomaterials as standards for various environmental/plant-based studies.  Many peer-reviewed academic publications outlining matters related to safety of nanomaterials have been generated thus far, some of which will be featured or linked to on this site.  We look forward to supporting the academic research community as they assess risks and implications to generate handling and disposal rules worldwide.

We have supported hundreds of scientific research initiatives.  However, this endeavor in particular is considered by us to be of utmost importance.  A number of the articles which have been either published or accepted for publication by our customers are listed here.

June 10, 2014

We at Meliorum Technologies, Inc. are proud to have been creating customized nanotechnology/nanomaterials solutions since 2003, for various research and industry groups worldwide.  During that time, we have had two main, sweeping website updates.  We are proud to announce our new site, version 3.  The latest site will feature more dynamic content, a smoother interface, and greater user interaction.  We welcome your feedback at the contact page.


The first ten years have been remarkable, and our customers are to be thanked for their confidence and support.  We eagerly anticipate the next ten years, with many exciting announcements to come.



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