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dc.contributor.authorGIBSON Peteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorRAUSCHER Huberten_GB
dc.contributor.authorROEBBEN Gerten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T00:08:29Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-30en_GB
dc.date.available2016-09-01T00:08:29Z-
dc.date.created2016-08-30en_GB
dc.date.issued2016en_GB
dc.date.submitted2016-05-20en_GB
dc.identifier.citationJOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH vol. 18 no. 8 p. 250en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1388-0764en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11051-016-3507-xen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC101773-
dc.description.abstractIn November 2015, an article by A. J. Lecloux was published in this journal (J Nanopart Res, 17:447, 2015). The article focused on the use of volume-specific surface area (VSSA) for the implementation of the European Commission’s recommended definition of ‘‘nanomaterial’’. In that paper, VSSA values were calculated for polydisperse particulate materials using a particle number-based averaging method which do not agree with earlier results of VSSA simulations of polydisperse materials reported in 2014 by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC). In this contribution, we explain the difference between traditional view of VSSA which was used by the JRC and the proposed model of Lecloux. Through the use of some simple examples for polydisperse materials, it is demonstrated that the latter produces values which neither correspond to the generally accepted definition of VSSA nor relate to the commonly used experimental methods for determining VSSA using gas adsorption. Lecloux’s model therefore does not constitute a basis for practical implementation of the EC’s definition of nanomaterial using gas adsorption techniques.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.F.2-Consumer Products Safetyen_GB
dc.format.mediumPrinteden_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherSPRINGERen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC101773en_GB
dc.titleComments on the article by A.J. Lecloux (J Nanopart Res (2015) 17:447) regarding the use of volume-specific surface area (VSSA) to classify nanomaterialsen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11051-016-3507-xen_GB
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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