Synthesizing Novel Nanomaterials

Synthesizing Novel Nanomaterials


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  • Source: Uniqsis

  • Date: 06 Jun,2022

The University of Tartu is the largest and most renowned academic institution in Estonia and one of the most respected centres of education and research in Central and Eastern Europe. The Institute of Physics at the University of Tartu is using a Uniqsis FlowSyn™ continuous flow reactor with Flow-UV™ detector to assist them in development of novel nanomaterials for use in next generation applications.

Dr Aile Tamm of the material science research group within the Institute of Physics said “We are particularly interested in developing nanoparticles and nanocomposites with advanced magnetoelectric properties. For instance, we have succeeded in manufacturing thin solid film-particle composite layers containing iron oxide, iron-erbium oxide, manganese-iron oxide, and lanthanum oxide particles with average particle diameter in the range of 5-50 nm.

These novel composites have demonstrated nonlinear and saturative magnetization as well as coercive hysteresis that are needed for development of electronic devices.

In addition to those nanomaterials, several other types of nanoparticles are being investigated at our Institute”.

He added “Using our FlowSyn™ continuous flow reactor with Flow-UV™ in-line diode array detector we have been able to determine when steady state has been achieved and therefore when to start and stop collecting the reaction product. UV-Vis measurements are particularly significant for nanoparticle distribution and provide information about particle size and whether agglomeration is occurring”.

The FlowSyn™ is a compact integrated continuous flow reactor system designed for easy, safe, and efficient operation. The FlowSyn™ range includes models for performing single or multiple homogeneous or heterogeneous reactions, either manually or automatically. The range of reactions that can be explored with Uniqsis’ integrated and modular flow chemistry systems grows ever wider and is exemplified by the growing number of applications published both in the academic press and in Uniqsis’ own application notes.

For further information on the FlowSyn™ continuous flow reactor visit or to discuss a trial of the system please contact Uniqsis on +44-845-864-7747 /

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