Nanoscale Materials Characterization


Development of a metrological scanning probe microscope as a primary standard for nanoscale dimensional measurement

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The capability for accurate dimensional measurement at the nanoscale, traceable to the SI meter, is fundamental for the development and effective support of nanoscience and nanotechnology. At the National Measurement Institute Australia (NMIA), the primary [...]

Measuring Resistive Characteristics of Silicon Nanowire by Applying Electrostatic Tensile Device and Broadband Test Signal

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Silicon nanowires have attracted significant attention by the electronics industry due to the need for ever-smaller electronics components and devices. It has been shown that nanostructures reveal mechanical and electrical properties that are significantly different [...]

Influence of Nanoclay’s Incorporation On Mechanical and Thermogravimetric Properties of ER/MWCNT Composites

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In this work polymer nanocomposite systems based on epoxy resin (ER), reinforced with amine-modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and/or nanoclays were studied. Thermogravimetric/Differential Thermal Analysis (TGA/DTA) and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) techniques were carried out. [...]

Magnetic properties of metallic AuPdO nanoparticles confined in ordered mesoporous silica SBA-15 channels

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Materials consisting of metallic AuPdO nanoparticles (AuPdO-NPs) supported on mesoporous silica SBA-15 channels (AuPdO-NPs/SBA15, Figure 1) have become composite compounds of great interest due to their catalytic applications [1]. In this work we report on [...]

Preparation and characterization of new nanocomposites synthesized of Au and Au–Ag bimetallic nanoparticles encapsoulated in functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes

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Highly dispersed Au and Au-Ag nanoparticles supported on carbon nanotubes are generated using an easy synthesis. MWCNT was opened and its derivative containing -COOH and -OH functional groups was obtained. Polycondensation of monohydrate citric acid [...]

Complex conductivity measurement of CNT/Polymer films using a non-contact microwave technique

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) reinforced composites have applications in electronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaic, sensors, structural materials, and energy storage systems. Electrical characteristics, such as alternating current (AC) complex conductivity and dielectric permittivity are key functional parameters of [...]

Optimizing Instrument Operation and Data Processing for Single Particle Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Measurement of Gold Nanoparticles

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In recent years, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) operated in time-resolved analysis (TRA) mode has merged as a promising analytical tool capable of both sizing and counting metal containing nanoparticles in aqueous suspensions. In [...]

Design and characteristics of an optical nanosensor based on immobilization of MWCNTs-g-PCA-Au on a triacetylcellulose membrane for determination trace amounts of thiourea

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The characterization of an optical absorption based one-shot sensor is described for the determination of thiourea based on the immobilization of new nanocomposite of MWCNT-graft-poly(citric acid)/Au on a triacetylcellulose membrane. So Multiwalled carbon nanotubes were [...]

Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2013: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Published: May 12, 2013
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Materials Characterization & Imaging
ISBN: 978-1-4822-0581-7