By Malcolm McLaughlin, Vice President, Product & Business Development, Alconox, Inc.
Nanotechnology is currently employed across a wide range of industrial, research, and academic applications. Stringent cleaning protocols are essential to the successful fabrication of nanotechnology particles, structures, and systems. Additionally, environmental health and safety (EHS) concerns have resulted in the development of a new sensitivity to the protection of researchers and workers. Aqueous cleaners have played a significant role in many nanotechnology fabrication processes, with different chemistries designed for different methods and materials. Matching the correct aqueous cleaner to the preferred method yields appropriate results in terms of both fabrication quality and EHS guideline compliance.