California Nanotech Ticker: CNO on TSX-V
California Nanotechnologies (CNO on TSX-V) is a world leader in production and research and development of nano-structured components and materials. Metallic, ceramic, MMC, and MMNC materials are used in products from aerospace to sports & recreation industries.
Through the incorporation of nano-sized structures and reinforcements, these materials exhibit improved properties that include ultimate strength, hardness, fracture toughness, wear resistance and chemical resistance, as well as increased operating temperatures.
Cal Nano supplies thermal spray powders that are utilized for wear, corrosion and thermal barrier coatings. Powders are available for plasma, HVOF and PTA welding. To provide these products, the company has an array of world class production facilities including cold forging, cryogenic milling, controlled atmosphere handling (glove boxes), high vacuum/high temperature degassing, spray drying, state of the art furnaces and laboratory facilities including a thermally assisted field emission, scanning electron microscope and ion beam milling.
Website Link: http://www.calnanocorp.com/
Nano is a prefix related to size. One (1) nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter, and also equal to 0.0000000393 inches.
A human hair is approximately 0.004 inches in diameter. So, you would have to split a human hair about 101,781 times to get a nanometer.
Nano-materials are materials with features that are in the nano range. There is no consensus on the maximum or minimum feature size that qualifies it as “nano”.
However, the greatest accepted nano standard is:
- 1-100 nm is “nano”
100-400 nm is “near-nano” or “ultra-fine”
1000 nm-10,000 nm is “micro”