Title: A new certified reference material for size analysis of nanoparticles
Citation: JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH vol. 14 no. 9 p. 1021 [12 pp.]
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC67182
ISSN: 1388-0764
URI: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11051-012-1021-3?LI=true#
DOI: 10.1007/s11051-012-1021-3
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: A certified reference material, ERM-FD100, for quality assurance of various nanoparticle sizing methods, was developed by the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements. The material was prepared from an industrially-sourced colloidal silica containing nanoparticles with a nominal equivalent spherical diameter of 20 nm. The homogeneity and stability of the candidate reference material was assessed by means of dynamic light scattering and centrifugal liquid sedimentation. Certification of the candidate reference material was based on a global interlaboratory comparison in which 34 laboratories participated with various analytical methods (DLS, CLS, EM, SAXS, ELS). After scrutinising the interlaboratory comparison data, 4 different certified particle size values, specific for the corresponding analytical method, could be assigned. The good comparability of results allowed the certification of the colloidal silica material for nanoparticle size analysis.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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