Presentation on theme: "Industrial Application of Nanotechnology:"— Presentation transcript:
1Industrial Application of Nanotechnology: Bringing our Business to the next LevelCRANN Nanoscience Institute and German Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce13th November, 2013
2Automation Engineering ContentIntroductionStrategic FocusMarketsProcessProductsAutomation EngineeringNanoscience ProgramProperties of NanomaterialsPotential ApplicationsQ&A
3IntroductionAmaTech was founded in 2007 by David Finn in Ireland and Germany.The core competencies lie in transformation of innovative ideas into products and their automation for cost effective production.Many of the engineers and management are veterans of the RFID industry, with particular skill sets in product development, machine engineering and mass production of radio frequency devices.Product Manufacturing in a class 10,000 cleanroom at its facility in Spiddal Co. Galway, IrelandMachine Engineering (mechanical design and software development) as well as machine assembly in Füssen/Allgäu, Germany
4AmaTech - Intelligence in Contactless Communication Strategic FocusOur Business is developing Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) enabled products, producing automation machines to manufacture the RFID products and providing technology and production platforms under license to customers in financial payment and secure credential markets.Our Customers are semiconductor companies, smartcard manufacturers and secure printers.Our collaboration partners:National Center of Laser Application (NCLA) in GalwayDublin Institute of Technology (DIT) andCRANNOur mission is to become a global trusted provider of innovative Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) solutions used in the manufacture of Bank Cards, National eID’s and electronic passports.AmaTech - Intelligence in Contactless Communication
8MarketsSecurity Features in RFID enabled Products
9Contactless Credit Card ProcessProcess Technology: High Frequency (13.56 MHz) TranspondersEmbedded AntennaChip Module (Packaging of the silicon device)LeadframeTRANSPONDERRFID chip connected to an antennaMould MassAntennaContactless Credit Card
10Next Generation of Financial Payment Cards (Debit/Credit) ProductsNext Generation of Financial Payment Cards (Debit/Credit)AmaTech’s Reactive Coupling Technology is the solution!Reactive Coupling eliminates the physical connection between the IC module and the in- Card antenna
12Products Government - Identity & Security Product Range AmaTech offers a comprehensive range of electronic inlay products for secure credential documents.Our products have been qualified according to market technical specifications (ICAO, ISO, FIME).Electronic Passport e-Cover (HF)1up, 2up and 3up formats availableNational ID Inlay (HF)3 x 8 format, other formats on requestElectronic Passport Datapage (HF)
13Automation Engineering Core Competencies: Product Development and Machine EngineeringMachine engineering know how is the key to superior product quality and production performance, reduced cycle times and ultimately manufacturing cost. By increasing the level of automation for products, the requirement for low cost manual labour at offshore production sites is reduced.
14Automation Engineering Scribing wire into synthetic material to create an array of RFID Antennas
15Automation Engineering Interconnecting the wire ends of an Antenna with an RFID Chip Module using Thermo-compression Bonding
16Automation Engineering Laser Ablation of PolymersThe micromachining of polymers with laser radiation is an important step in the development of secure documents.The application of laser ablation in the RFID industry is:The creation of pockets in a polymer to accept an IC Module such as a transponder chip
17Submergence in a Postgraduate Course of Study at Trinity College Nanoscience ProgramSubmergence in a Postgraduate Course of Study at Trinity CollegeIn March 2011, I decided to attend a series of postgraduate courses on nanoscience under the guidance of Prof. Jonathan ColemanMy primary interest was to understand the science of nanotechnology, the possible applications, and whether the technology could be applied to secure documents and financial payment cardsEngineering meets Physics!
18Properties of Nanomaterials New Physical and Chemical Properties compared to BulkHigh surface to volume ratioMelting point of nanomaterials is suppressed compared to bulkGOLD: ~ 3 nm -> 500°C > 100 nm -> 1064°CSILVER: ~ 3 nm -> 120°C > 100 nm -> 960°CImproved energy storage capability (e.g. Batteries and super- capacitors)Silver NanoparticlesLiquid phase suspensionsin use in suntan lotions, cosmetics, surface coatings on keyboards or windowsTransparent electrically conductive networksDifficult to counterfeit devices made of nanomaterials – an inherent complexityA lot of novel physics properties yet to find application
19Potential Applications Graphene – a special nanomaterialNobel prize committee:a hypothetical 1-metre-square hammock of perfect graphene could support a 4-kilogram cat. The hammock would weigh 0.77 milligrams — less than the weight of a cat's whisker — and would be virtually invisible200 nmInkjet printable – electrically conductive tracks and antenna structures500 nm
20Electronic ink to replace barcode Potential ApplicationsUse of nanomaterials and nanostructures in secure RFID ProductsInterconnection TechnologyLow temperature bondingCoating of Flexible Temperature Sensitive SubstratesShielding of an electromagnetic field to prevent phishingReducing the attenuation of an electromagnetic field to enhance communication at high baud ratesPassive DevicesAntenna structuresRLC circuits to form bits of informationAnti-counterfeiting measuresCombining nanomaterials with legacy printing technologyElectronic ink to replace barcode
21Potential Applications Covert Security Features: Transparent Nano NetworksTransparent circuits can be formed using nanotechnologyThis covert security feature is virtually impossible to counterfeit and yet is easily authenticated.Nano-Network circuits can be added to secure credentials – eID’s, ePassport data pages, eVisa’s and government issued tax stamps.
23Potential Applications MagnetographyAmaTech uses ferrite spheres for selective placement on flexible substratesUses in RF shielding – enabling NFC in mobile telephonesWorks with range of magnetic materials – performance enhancement in RFIDAMBER collaborationCombine Magnetography with NanotechnologyMove nanoparticles with magnets ??Exploit nano-magnetic materials ??
24Ferrite flakes Imaging cylinder Flake wave Magnetic scavenger Potential ApplicationsMagnetography – how it worksMagnetic particles attracted to magnetized domains on a drum – transferred to a given substrateFerrite flakesImaging cylinderMagnetic conveyorDeflector bladeFlake sumpFlake waveMagnetic scavenger