Versatile solutions for the analysis of nanoscale dimensions, shapes and structures

Nanomaterials are materials with nanoscale dimensions where the surface or interface properties dominate over the bulk properties. The very large surface area of these nanomaterials may result in novel physical and chemical properties, such as increased catalytic activity, improved solubility or different optical behavior. 

Why is material characterization important for nanomaterials?

When designing new materials for specific applications, it’s often crucial to control the synthetic nanoparticles’ size distribution, shape, surface properties, dispersion, and aggregation stability, as well as the material’s elemental and nanocrystalline composition.

For instance, understanding the crystal structure and hydrodynamic behavior of MOF nanoparticles is essential to ensuring that they can harvest and release ions effectively. 

And, in thin-film applications, nanofilm thickness, roughness, and layer properties are also critical parameters in the production of devices employing the special properties of ‘two-dimensional’ buried layers.

Additionally, for several synthetic nanoparticle applications, potential nanotoxicity and nanosafety concerns have resulted in a growing number of nano-regulations. Characterization is required to ensure that these regulations are met.

What are our nanoparticle analysis solutions?

At Malvern Panalytical, we offer a wide range of solutions to support research and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology: