Nanoparticles are practically ubiquitous in our daily lives, they form constituents in everything from high technology to food products. Their diverse properties find use in areas such as adhesion, coatings, medicine and many more. While their benefits are clear, there are also significant concerns related to their potential health effects, toxicity and safety.
The properties of nanoparticles are determined by their size and therefore accurate determination of size distributions, morphology and elemental composition are key to determining their properties. The high spacial resolution afforded by the V500 FIB-SIMS makes it the perfect analytical tool for nanoparticle studies.
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