NuMat’s expertise lies in the design and integration of atomically engineered materials into next-generation storage, separation, and purification systems. In doing so, NuMat enables previously unachievable form factors, performance, and cost-advantaged production economics in the electronics, healthcare, industrial, and energy sectors.
A universal property of gases is that they highly concentrate on surfaces. NuMat takes advantage of this property by creating materials with vast internal surface areas. One of our materials has the highest reported surface area to date; one gram of this material, when unfolded, would cover over 1.5 football fields. This surface area enables our materials to soak up gases like a bath sponge soaks up water, displacing the need for high compression. Reducing compression requirements unlocks significant form factor innovation and improved safety, fundamentally changing how gases are stored, transported, and delivered.
Increasingly demanding purity requirements in the electronics, healthcare, and industrial sectors are pushing the limits of current separation technologies. In fact, tremendous amounts of energy are consumed to upgrade gases and liquids, impacting our ability to efficiently create life-sustaining resources and effectively capture life-threatening ones.
By programming materials to have ultra-selective interactions with target molecules, we can fundamentally alter the scale versus purity trade-offs of incumbent separation technologies, enabling miniaturized, energy-efficient separation – creating novel supply-chains in the process.
The electronics industry is under significant pressure to address increased process complexity, performance, and regulatory requirements. Our material-enabled application platform will support cost-advantaged production, improved yields, and increased safety throughout the fab.