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NanoFoil® for CPV Attachment

The attachment of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) cells is the perfect application for NanoFoil®. Due to the isolated heating during bonding, less stresses are imparted due to coefficient of thermal expansion. Unlike conductive adhesives or epoxies, NanoBonds® are full metal interfaces which offer higher conductivity values. These 2 points together reveal how NanoBonding incorporates the main advantages of other bonding technologies. This sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, here’s the catch:

Most people have experience gluing parts together, and many handy engineers have learned how to solder wires, pipes, or other common items in the past. In contrast, very few people have ever dealt with a bonding process like NanoBonding. The principal of NanoBonding is simple, but it does require a small amount of research. Luckily, you’re in the right place. From here you can browse the many posts regarding the NanoFoil® material and the NanoBond® process. After learning the basics, simply click on one of the contact buttons on this page or follow this link for tech service. Our technical support team can help you become confident with the technology quickly.

Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert