Need Eastwood lamp or oven to fuse iron oxide pigment paticles – plasmonics

Posted: July 10, 2014 By: allenengel

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    Our custom formulated coating consists of iron oxide pigment particles coated on polyester film without binder.

    We want to use a Eastwood lamp or oven to “weld” the pigment particles together without binder.

    Scientists call this plasmonic welding of nanowires. Where individual needle shaped (acicular) particles overlap, the radiant energy creates a “hot spot”, which causes the particles to melt and weld together. Due to the tiny size of the particles, they melt at much lower temperatures than the bulk metals do.

    Please email any suggestions to allenengel at yahoo.com email address. Thank you, Allen Engel.

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