Amorphous Carbon Plate
Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd. has developed a new amorphous carbon plate utilizing their expertise in carbon material production, grinding/polishing technology, and surface modification technology.
We have partnered with Nippon Light Metal Company to sell these amorphous carbon plates in Japan and also worldwide since 2019.
Please click here to visit Nippon Light Metal Company’s website.
Physical Property Comparison
|Bending Strength MPa||150~260||54.9||69~101||205|
|Compressive Strength MPa||480||900||82~89||–|
|Young’s Modulus GPa||23~35||71.6||3~3.5||69|
|Thermal Expansion Coefficient 10-6/K||2.1~3.7||8.5~9.0||50~83||23|
|Thermal Conductivity W/m·K||5.8~7||1||0.126||237|
|Electrical Resistivity Ωm||40~45 x 10-6
||1010~1014||>1018||2.82 x 10-8|
Fukuda, E. et al. “Development of INSOL-tag for proteome-wide protein handling and its application in protein array analysis”, Genes Cells. 2019: 1-13
Feature① High Sensitivity
|Low Auto-fluorescence||Less Non-specific Adsorption of Proteins|
Feature② Ease of Use
Amorphous carbon plates are light-weight and very durable.
Functional groups such as amino / carboxyl are covalently bonded to the surface of plate.
Therefore it is hard to remove by washing or chemical reactions.
Feature③ Highly Customizable
The type of functional group, pattern, amount as well as the plate’s shape, size, thickness are all customizable.
(Example) 1536 spot pattern
The amorphous carbon plate can be customized to various different designs of surface modifications such as a 1536 spot pattern or a full surface modification.
If there is a design you are interested in, please contact us for more details.
Feature④ Recyclable – Low Long-term Cost
The plates are reusable after re-polishing and surface modification, greatly reducing the long-term cost of the plates over time.
Serum Autoantibody Detection by Human Protein Array Using Carbon Plate
Assays are performed with commercially available SS-A and SS-B antibody ELISA,
and results were compared to that of amorphous carbon plates.
The results suggest that the detection system built with the amorphous carbon plates performs equally or better than ELISA in terms of sensitivity.
Additionally, the amorphous carbon plate system would allow for the detection of multiple antibodies at the same time, something that other assays cannot achieve.
Please contact us for any inquiries, questions, or information requests.
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