From hybrid composites to microstructures that are visible only
through powerful microscopes, the inventive minds at 3M work with
a remarkable palette of advanced materials, creating new-to-the-world
formulations and proprietary products. Our inventions solve age-old
problems and create new opportunities for customers across every
market that 3M serves.
In the energy industry, we are a leading manufacturer of membrane
electrode assemblies (MEAs) for fuel cells. The 3M MEAs consist of
a microstructured, multilayered thin composite that turns hydrogen
and oxygen into electricity. 3M is working with the U.S. Department
of Energy to advance this important technology, combining more than
20 3M technology platforms. Our MEAs already are widely used in fuel
cell systems to provide reliable energy for backup power, and they
hold promise in the electronics, automotive and other industries. The
next generation of 3M MEAs will contain thin-film catalysts offering
longer life, lower cost and a better source of clean power – perhaps
for your next car or portable electronic device.
The electrical power industry is turning to our advanced materials
technology to help reduce the threat of brownouts and blackouts. A
breakthrough 3M development – 3M™ Aluminum Conductor Composite
Reinforced – can provide twice the transmission capacity of conventional
conductors. Developed with support from the U.S. Department
of Energy, the new conductor currently is in use, or has been selected
for use, by six major utilities across the United States and is attracting
widespread interest globally.
3M Drug Delivery Systems Introduces 3M Microchannel Skin System
Professor Andre Nel
In this interview, AZoNano speaks with Professor Andre Nel about his involvement in innovative research describing the development of a 'glass bubble' nanocarrier that could help drug formulations access pancreatic cancer cells.
Jingang Li, Ph.D.
In this interview, AZoNano speaks with Jingang Li from the University of California, Berkley, who offers an introduction to the Nobel Prize-winning technology, Optical Tweezers.
Steve Kosier, Ph.D.
In this interview, we speak with SkyWater Technology about the current state of the semiconductor industry, how nanotechnology has helped to shape this sector, and their new partnership which aims to increase the accessibility of semiconductor chips for start-ups and research groups across the Unite
NMR spectroscopy is a characterization technique that is extensively used by chemical researchers.
Inoveno’s PE-550 is a best-selling electrospinning/spraying machine that can be used for the continuous production of nanofibers.
The Filmetrics R54 advanced sheet resistance mapping tool for semiconductor and compound semiconductor wafers.