Characterisation and identification

Identification and physiochemical characterisation of nanomaterials is critical in order to understand how these particles interact with humans and other living systems. It is also necessary for material science to characterise correlations between nanomaterial properties and improved features.

Analytical service

To be able to characterise the many characteris:

  • concentration
  • composition
  • particle size
  • shape
  • surface

On-site/real time:

  • Sampling
  • Real time measurement

Analytical instruments that help characterize nanomaterials

To identify the potential environmental pollution and health hazards of airborne nanoparticles, it is necessary to determine their physical and chemical properties and characteristics. An overview of the sampling and characterization techniques at VITO associated with the measurement of ultrafine and nano-airborne particle properties is shown.