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General guidance for the surface analysis of nanoparticles

Cant, David J H; Muller, Anja; Belsey, Natalie A; Shard, Alex G; Minelli, Caterina (2018) General guidance for the surface analysis of nanoparticles. NPL Report. AS 99

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Abstract

This document describes the requirements, important considerations, and appropriate methods for the analysis of nanoparticle samples by surface sensitive techniques such as X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). This includes discussion of: common types of nanoparticle sample and associated concerns; sample handling requirements and sample provenance; issues to consider when selecting an appropriate substrate and guidance on substrate cleaning; methods for mounting/deposition of a sample onto a substrate or sample holder and their associated advantages and disadvantages; analysis approaches available for determination of coating thicknesses on nanoparticles; and example protocols for the preparation of a samples using drop-casting and spin-coating techniques.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: AS 99
Keywords: XPS surface analysis nanoparticle nanoparticles good practice guide guidance
Subjects: Nanoscience > Surface and Nanoanalysis
Divisions: Chemical, Medical & Environmental Science
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2019 15:06
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/8261

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