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Characterization of Nanoparticles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128141823, 9780128141830

Characterization of Nanoparticles

1st Edition

Measurement Processes for Nanoparticles

Editors: Ing. V.-D. Hodoroaba Wolfgang Unger Alex Shard
eBook ISBN: 9780128141830
Paperback ISBN: 9780128141823
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th September 2019
Page Count: 566
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Characterization of Physical Properties
    3. Bulk and Surface Chemical Characterization of Nanoparticles
    4. Advantages by Combination of Methods and New Methods on the Horizon
    5. Survey on Metrology and Standardization


Characterization of Nanoparticles: Measurement Processes for Nanoparticles surveys this fast growing field, including established methods for the physical and chemical characterization of nanoparticles. The book focuses on sample preparation issues (including potential pitfalls), with measurement procedures described in detail. In addition, the book explores data reduction, including the quantitative evaluation of the final result and its uncertainty of measurement. The results of published inter-laboratory comparisons are referred to, along with the availability of reference materials necessary for instrument calibration and method validation. The application of these methods are illustrated with practical examples on what is routine and what remains a challenge.

In addition, this book summarizes promising methods still under development and analyzes the need for complementary methods to enhance the quality of nanoparticle characterization with solutions already in operation.

Key Features

  • Helps readers decide which nanocharacterization method is best for each measurement problem, including limitations, advantages and disadvantages
  • Shows which nanocharacterization methods are best for different classes of nanomaterial
  • Demonstrates the practical use of a method based on selected case studies


Materials scientists, chemists and chemical engineers who are looking to learn more about nanocharacterization for materials selection at the nanoparticle level


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About the Editors

Ing. V.-D. Hodoroaba

His research focuses on approaches for the accurate structural and chemical analysis at the micro- and nano-scale.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Division ‘Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry’, at Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany Coordinator of the EMPIR project ‘nPSize Improved traceability chain of nanoparticle size measurements’. Lecturer, Academy of Electron Microscopy and Analytics, Munster, Germany

Wolfgang Unger

His research focuses on characterization of new materials, specifically nanoparticles, thin films and 2D materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former head of Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry, at BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany

Alex Shard

His research focus on accurate measurements of chemistry using surface analytical techniques. and chemical measurements of nanoparticles and their surfaces

Affiliations and Expertise

National Physical Laboratory