The core capability of Nano Terra is the control of interface functionality. We create new function in materials through:
This approach is fundamentally different from the traditional method of developing function by creating wholly new materials. Our approach is faster, more efficient, and provides a broader range of function than traditional approaches. This gives our partners the ability to tailor their products in unique, differentiated, and proprietary ways, creating new value in the market.
Our capabilities allow our partners to address diverse needs in virtually every industrial sector: from creating membrane surface properties for desalination, to developing surface features for anti-reflective and anti-smudge glass for electronics, to engineering high-strength and low-abrasion materials for consumer and industrial applications, among many others.
Our methodology is based on molecular-level control of interfaces via chemistry, the precise control of structure at surfaces with nanometer resolution via a variety of deposition and patterning techniques, and the powerful combination of chemistry and structure. This methodology enables new function for both existing and new materials, and provides four key advantages over traditional approaches in functionalized materials:
The results are unique solutions with five process advantages over traditional approaches: