Title: Certification of the equivalent spherical diameters of silica nanoparticles in aqueous solution - Certified Reference Material ERM®-FD304
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC67374
ISBN: 978-92-79-21866-8 (print)
978-92-79-21867-5 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 25018 EN
OPOCE LA-NA-25018-EN-C (print); LA-NA-25-018-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67374
DOI: 10.2787/53476
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report describes the certification of several equivalent spherical diameters of silica nanoparticles in aqueous solution, Certified Reference Material (CRM) ERM®-FD304. The CRM has been certified by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel, BE. ERM-FD304 consists of silica nanoparticles suspended in aqueous solution. The intended use of this CRM is t o check the performance of instruments and methods that determine the diameter of nanoparticles suspended in liquid medium. The CRM is available in 10 mL pre-scored amber glass ampoules containing approximately 9 mL of suspension. The CRM was prepared from commercially available colloidal silica, Ludox®, grade TM-50 (Grace Davison GmbH, Worms, Germany) Production of the CRM included testing of the homogeneity and stability of the ampouled diltuted raw material, as well as the characterisation using an interlaboratory comparison approach. The CRM has been certified for the scattering intensity based harmonic mean diameter using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and for the extinction intensity based modal Stokes diameter of the silica nanoparticles in aqueous solution using Centrifugal Liquid Sedimentation (CLS) – line start method. An indicative value for size measurements using electron microscopy and information values for pH and zeta-potential were assigned as well. Expanded uncertainties are estimated in accordance with the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) with a coverage factor of k=2, corresponding to a level of confidence of about 95%.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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