A new way to look at Monocrystalline nano silicon

With a growing product catalog, SSNano has been able to play a unique role in industrial and commercial sectors for years. With a variety of Nanopowders and Micron powders, Rare Earth Metals, Nanotubes and Graphenes, the range of different applications we support is on the rise. However there are few that offer the versatility that can be found in our Monocrystalline silicon powder. Useful in everything from electronics to drug delivery technology, it is not surprising that there are new applications being discovered on a consistent basis. See exactly what makes this product unique, how to take advantage of it’s special properties, and how to order yours through SSNano.

What is Monocrystalline Silicon Powder?
Composed of spherical silicon particles, this fine yellow-brown powder comes in a range of sizes. As SSNano, we develop 200 to 300 nm and 1 um silicon powder for use in nanoparticle research. The substance is valued for its unique electric and optic properties, and its popularity among researchers is on the rise as new applications and improvements in the powder itself continue to be discovered. One of the most recently discovered applications is in Lithium-ion batteries, where it is able to significantly boost performance.

Endless Applications
Highly versatile, there are new uses for Monocrystalline Silicon Powder discovered every year. See what new and surprising applications it has in store for you. And if you have further questions about the ways this special substance can be used, get in touch at 281-870-1700.

Lithium-Ion Batteries
It is the unique nano structure of our silicon powder that allows it to offer such a dramatic enhancement to lithium-ion batteries. Boosting battery storage by a factor of three, this product seeks to change the face of battery production as we know it. As research continues, who knows what new potential will be unlocked.


It is our products that give Silicon Valley its name, playing a role in precision electronics for years. Our silicon powder offers unique properties for manufacturing and production purposes within the industry, and has a long history of research to back it up.

Whether you are working with aesthetic design, biomedicine, or solar energy research, the optical properties of monocrystalline silicon powder are extremely useful. The quantum effects and electron confinement of the material is what lends it it’s unique properties and continued relevance in a variety of fields.

Solar Cells
Special optical and conductive properties allows our silicon powder to play a key role in the production of various types of solar cells. As we continue to understand the specific properties of this material, we will be able to further improve its cost and efficiency.

Looking to the Future
What makes Monocrystalline Silicon and the rest of our product catalog so exciting is that there are new applications being discovered constantly. Their newfound use in lithium-ion batteries for example was only discovered in the past few years, and researchers believe there are still more hidden benefits to unlock. And as new and different uses for our products continue to be unearthed, we will continue to provide the same exemplary quality and service that we have come to be known for.

How to Order
Our monocrystalline silicon powder is sold in 25 g and 100 g quantities and can be shipped across the globe with reliable service and on-demand technical assistance. Our expert staff is able to answer any and all questions about the product, so do not hesitate to get in touch. You can place your order right now through our website, or contact our customer service team for additional questions.


The continuing search for energy-efficient materials with perfect light absorption.

Rice University engineering researcher Isabell Thomann and Rice graduate students Shah Mohammad Bahauddin and Hossein Robatjazi are working with molybdenum disulfide to advance efficiency.

Squeezing light into extremely thin layers and extracting the generated charge carriers is an important problem in the field of two-dimensional materials. Monolayers of 2-D materials have different electronic and catalytic properties from their bulk or multilayer counterparts.

Thomann and her team used a combination of numerical simulations, analytical models and experimental optical characterizations. Using three-dimensional electromagnetic simulations, they found that light absorption was enhanced 5.9 times compared with using MoS2 on a sapphire substrate.

“If light absorption in these materials was perfect, we’d be able to create all sorts of energy-efficient optoelectronic and photocatalytic devices. That’s the problem we’re trying to solve”. Go here to read more from Thomann and her team. Go here to find more about molybdenum from Skyspring Nanomaterials.

Single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems.

Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.

The research builds on the Nobel Prize-winning work of Rudolph Marcus, who developed a fundamental tenet of physical chemistry that explains the rate at which an electron can move from one chemical to another. The Marcus formulation, however, has rarely been used to study photoinduced electron transfer for emerging organic semiconductors such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) that can be used in organic PV devices.

To read more about the work being done by Jeffrey Blackburn, a senior scientist at NREL and the team from Colorado State University go here. To visit Skyspring Nanomaterials, Inc. and learn more about our single-walled, carbon nanotubes go here.

In computing, this represents lightning-fast processor speed limits.

The research team, headed by Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma, the Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer engineering, and research scientist Jung-Hun Seo, designed a transistor that works at a record 38 gigahertz, even though their simulations highlight that the transistor is also capable of working at an overwhelming record of 110 gigahertz.


The high performance transistor uses less energy and works more efficiently with its novel, three-dimensional current-flow pattern. The researchers’ method allows the transistor to cut narrower trenches than that performed by the standard fabrication processes. The method also helps semiconductor manufacturers to squeeze an increasing number of transistors onto a single electronic device. Read more here. Visit Skyspring Nanomaterials here.

Cadmium Selenide surrounded by a Zinc Sulfide shell which then transfer the absorbed energy to layers of Tin Disulfide.

Harnessing the power of the sun and creating light-harvesting or light-sensing devices requires a material that both absorbs light efficiently and converts the energy to highly mobile electrical current. Finding the ideal mix of properties in a single material is a challenge, so scientists have been experimenting with ways to combine different materials to create “hybrids” with enhanced features.

The hybrid material exhibited enhanced light-harvesting properties through the absorption of light by the quantum dots and their energy transfer to tin disulfide, both in laboratory tests and when incorporated into electronic devices. The research paves the way for using these materials in optoelectronic applications such as energy-harvesting photovoltaics, light sensors, and light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Mircea Cotlet is the physical chemist who led this work at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials.

To read more about Mircea’s work, navigate here. To visit Skyspring go here.

Newly synthesized, ultrathin Si nanosheets are key components in the production of ever smaller electronic devices.

Silicon nanosheets (SiNSs) are one of most exciting recent discoveries. Owing to their unbeatable electro-optical properties and compatibility with existing silicon technology, SiNSs have been the most promising candidate for use in various applications, such as in the process of manufacturing semiconductors and producing hydrogen. Learn more about the research being done by Prof. Jae Sung Lee and Prof. Soojin Park of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST here. And please visit Skyspring here.

Nanotechnology will play a major role in today’s contemporay life.

A matter’s physical properties, including its chemical reactivity, electrical conductivity, and melting point, become relatively different at the nanometer scale. The performance of a device would be affected if its size is reduced. Mastering this technology would not only help to enhance electronics, but it would also aid in improving different aspects of modern life. Dr. Themis Prodromakis discusses how here.

Graphene; Magnesium; Nanocrystals; Metal Hydride; Hydrogen Fuel Cell.

While there remain scientific challenges to making hydrogen-based energy sources more competitive with current automotive propulsion systems and other energy technologies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new materials recipe for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell—which surrounds hydrogen-absorbing magnesium nanocrystals with atomically thin graphene sheets—to push its performance forward in key areas. Please read more here.

Silicon Dioxide; Carbon Nanotubes; Tin Oxide; Germanium;Vanadium Oxide; NextGeneration of Lithium-Ion Batteries.

Nanostructured materials like silicon nanowires, silicon thin films, carbon nanotubes, graphene, tin-filled carbon nanotubes, tin, germanium, etc., are currently being explored as anode materials for the next generation LIBs.
Similarly, nanosizing the anode materials can make the anode to have short mass and charge pathways (i.e allow easier transport of both lithium ions and electrons) resulting in high reverse capacity and deliver at a faster rate. Continue reading here.

Yttrium; Iron; Platinum Nanofabrication and better Electronic Devices.

A team of researchers, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, have demonstrated for the first time the transmission of electrical signals through insulators in a sandwich-like structure, a development that could help create more energy efficient electronic devices. Go here for more information.