Carsten Engelhard and colleagues from the University of Münster, Germany, have been testing the analytical performance of three different sample introduction systems in regards to the characterization of silver nanoparticles. There is a growing amount of environmental concern about the risks of engineered nanomaterials. In order to provide accurate risk assessments and advise on policies, it is important to be able to accurately characterize nanomaterials in a quick and sensitive way. Click through and take a look at their research in this area, now published with JAAS.
Single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: evaluation of three different pneumatic and piezo-based sample introduction systems for the characterization of silver nanoparticles
Bastian Franze, Ingo Strenge and Carsten Engelhard
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, Advance Article
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