Interface Sciences Corporation handles the commercialization of the extraordinary patented SAMs technology. This technology provides surface functionalization and tailorability of Nanomaterials thru Commercial structures. Our company holds the worldwide, exclusive License to this technology.
Self-assembly occurs abundantly in nature even within our own bodies. Different molecules within the body result in the formation of a wide variety of microstructures. Interface Sciences Corporation through the use of its patented technology and patented application methods has synthetically recreated Mother Nature's ability to create self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) up to several layers thick depending on the application.
The marriage of nanoparticulates and SAMs provides direct access to a new class of nanostructured hybrid materials that are very useful as environmental sorbent materials, structural components, coatings, wetting control, friction and lubrication control, adhesion, bio-related applications (e.g. pharmaceutical controlled release, and biomedical implant materials), sensing/detection, environmental remediation and electronics materials.
Inherent in the usefulness of the SAMs system is the ability to form chemical foundations from which other building blocks can be used to form more complex structures. It has been shown that by designing the interfacial chemistry to be engageable with specific polymer systems, a designed interface can enhance the adhesion properties of a polymer to a solid substrate. The same foundation can be laid with a specific chemical foundation for chemical anchoring or polymer cross-linking initialization. The chemical foundation can be controlled with mixtures of SAM molecule lengths and functionalities for further diversity in application.