Biological Physics


Characterization techniques for nanoparticles

14 August 2018

Comparison and complementarity upon studying nanoparticle properties

Characterization techniques for nanoparticles

Nanostructures have attracted huge interest as a rapidly growing class of materials for many applications. Several techniques have been used to characterize a variety of properties. Furthermore, there are characteristics that can be evaluated by more than one technique.  Different strengths and limitations of each technique complicate the choice of the most suitable method, while often a combinatorial approach is needed. 

In this publication we describe the main techniques and their operation principles, and we give various examples of their use, presenting them in a comparative mode when possible. Lastly, this paper has been highlighted as top 5% most accessed publication for 2018 Q2.