Sigma Aldrich Materials Science - Nanomaterials - Company Profile

Aldrich Materials Science
     Alternative Energy
     Metal & Ceramic Science
     Micro & Nanoelectronics
     Nanomaterials
     Organic & Printed Electronics
     Polymer Science
     Custom Research Services

Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company committed to Enabling Science to Improve the Quality of Life. Its chemical and biochemical products and kits are used by over one million scientists and technologists for research and development. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 40 countries and has 7,700 employees providing excellent service worldwide. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning web site at sigma-aldrich.com.

Aldrich Materials Science

Aldrich Materials Science, a strategic technology initiative of Sigma-Aldrich, offers a range of performance materials for the Alternative Energy, Electronics and Biomedical markets. Through our materials chemistry Centers of Excellence in Hard Materials, Polymers and Organic Electronics, we seek to enable innovation through new product additions to our materials portfolio, collaborations, technology licensing, custom research services, process development and scale-up. More information is available at sigma-aldrich.com/matsci.

Product Groups including:

Alternative Energy

As science searches for new solutions to energy efficiency and renewable energy problems, Aldrich Materials Science offers a number of materials and resources that may be useful in your research. Product application areas include: hydrogen storage, solid oxide fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries and organic photovoltaics. Visit sigma-aldrich.com/energy to browse technical resources and products for alternative energy applications.

Metal & Ceramic Science

No other materials have contributed more to the development of mankind over the millennia than metals. Throughout the centuries, the study of metals belonged to one of the oldest branches of Materials Science–Metallurgy. This changed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when applications of metal-based materials spread into other areas of science and technology including electronics, energy, aeronautics and space travel to name a few. Presently, there are 87 known metals, 61 of which are available through Aldrich Materials Science in various forms including metals, metal oxides, salts, nanomaterials and alloys. Visit sigma-aldrich.com/periodic for a complete online guide to metals-based products.

Micro & Nanoelectronics

Aldrich Materials Science offers a variety of products for use in Micro- and Nanoelectronic applications. Products include deposition precursors (vapor deposition and solution deposition) for thin film fabrication and materials for lithography and nanopatterning. Additionaly, electronic chemicals and single crystal substrates are available for your research needs. Visit sigma-aldrich.com/mnel to view products and technical resources for micro and nanoelectronics research.

Nanomaterials

Aldrich Materials Science offers a range of nanomaterials, the building blocks of practical nanotechnology, with a variety of morphologies. Silicon nanowires, high purity single-walled carbon nanotubes, small-gap fullerenes, gold nanorods, silver nanoparticle dispersions and quantum dots are just some of the innovative products available. Visit sigma-aldrich.com/nano to find a full list of nanomaterials available in product categories such as nanopowders, carbon nanomaterials and dendrimers, as well as technical information on the latest innovations.

Organic & Printed Electronics

Organic electronics are utilized in a variety of modern devices including organic light-emitting displays (OLEDs), organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs), materials for each of these applications are available through Aldrich Materials Science. A number of self-assembly materials such as thiols and phosphonic acids, used for patterning and modifying solid substrates are also available. Other materials to support organic and printed electronic research include materials for photonic and optic applications and an expanding range of organic electronics building blocks. Visit sigma-aldrich.com/oel for technical resources and products for organic and printed electronic applications.

Polymer Science

Aldrich Materials Science offers a comprehensive range of polymer science products, including monomers, polymers, polymerization tools and controlled radical polymerization initiators (RAFT, ATRP and NMP). Some of the available polymer types include: hydrophilic, hydrophobic, block copolymers, silicones, and poly(ethylene glycol). In addition, engineering polymers (epoxies and plastics), natural polymers (Cellulose and chitin) and biodegradable polymers which readily degrade to biologically benign components are also offered for your research needs. Visit sigma-aldrich.com/poly to view Polymer Science-related technical resources and products.

Custom Research Services

Through our Materials Chemistry Centers of Excellence in Polymers, Organic Electronics and Hard Materials, we offer custom research services to meet a range of needs and budgets. For more information, please contact us.

  • Hard Materials (HardMaterials@sial.com)
    • High-purity metals, salts & alloys
    • Hydrogen Storage & Battery Materials
    • Solid-state & high temperature processing
    • Full analytical suite including XRD, particle size analysis, ICP-MS/OES and DSC/TGA
  • Soft Materials (SoftMaterials@sial.com)
    • Specialty custom monomers & polymers
    • Reagents for Organic Electronic Applications
    • Expertise in a variety of polymerization techniques including: Controlled Radical, Condensation and Ring-Opening polymerization techniques
    • Full analytical suite including HPLC, GPC, viscometer and DSC

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Date Added: Mar 31, 2005 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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