Nanoparticles at the push of a button

Themes: Materials, Chemistry, bio- & process technology

Market ready application

A TRL is a measure to indicate the matureness of a developing technology. When an innovative idea is discovered it is often not directly suitable for application. Usually such novel idea is subjected to further experimentation, testing and prototyping before it can be implemented. The image below shows how to read TRL’s to categorise the innovative ideas.

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Nanoscientsists spend the majority of their time on the synthesis of nanoparticles. Besides, it is very hard to scale up production. VSParticle eliminated both challenges by simplifying the production of nanoparticles.


The VSParticle Generator One uses spark ablation to produce well defined nanoparticles of 0-20 nm in diameter. By adjusting gas flow, spark energy and spark frequency, the particle size and production rate can be controlled.


VSParticle offers a cost effective, on-demand, on-location way of producing nanoparticles. It brings nanotechnology from the lab to commercially available products in microelectronics, catalysis and healthcare.

Aaike van Vugt MSc


Vincent Laban MSc

Prof. dr. Andreas Schmidt-Ott