Nanomaterials Analysis

Big discoveries from tiny particles

Nanomaterials are defined as materials with at least one dimension measuring 100 nanometers or less. Accommodating for this small size, Raman spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) are powerful tools for nanomaterial analysis, both of which can probe layers of inorganic and organic materials. While Raman is useful in characterizing spatial distribution and phase homogeneity of materials, XPS is a major technique for thin and ultra-thin film analysis and can characterize monolayer coatings of nanoparticles.

Twin-screw extruders are a third tool for analyzing nanomaterials, being well-established for mixing, compounding and processing viscous materials. From webinars to application notes and videos, learn about all three of these methods to see how we analyze nanomaterials for different applications.

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TechniqueAsset TypeAsset Title
RamanApplication noteCharacterizing Graphene with Raman Spectroscopy
RamanApplication noteRaman Spectroscopic Assessment of Purification Methods for Single Walled Carbon
RamanApplication noteRaman Spectroscopy of Graphene and the Determination of Layer Thickness
RamanApplication noteTechnical Reference Chart for Common Calculations Involving Raman Measurements with Carbon Nanomaterials
Mass SpectrometryApplication NoteCharacterized Single Nanoparticles with spICP-MS
RamanApplication NoteCharacterizing Carbon Materials with Raman Spectroscopy
Compounding & ExtrusionApplication NoteCompounding of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Suspensions with Polypropylene
RamanApplication NoteGraphene Protective Coating Capabilities Investigated by Raman Rapid Chemical Imaging
RamanApplication NoteMeasuring Diamond-like Carbon Films by Dispersive Raman Spectroscopy
RamanArticleMicro/nano-structured Graphitic Carbon Nitride-Ag Nanoparticle Hybrids as Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates with Much Improved Long-term Stability
RamanArticleRaman Imaging as a Tool for Characterizing Carbon Nanomaterials
RamanApplication NoteRapid Quality Screening of Carbon Nanotubes with Raman Spectroscopy
RamanApplication NoteThe Importance of Tight Laser Power Control When Working with Carbon Nanomaterials
RamanApplication NoteUncovering the Secrets Governing the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene with Rapid Raman Imaging
RamanApplication NoteUsing Raman Microscopy to Monitor the Surface Modifications of Disordered Array of Gold covered Silicon Nanowires for SERS Biosensing
ICP-MSApplication NoteNanoparticle Characterization Via Single Particle Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (spICP-MS)
Compounding & ExtrusionApplication Note CompendiumMaking and Analyzing Polymer Nanocomposites
Compounding & ExtrusionApplication NoteThe Influence of Carbon Black Filler on a SAN Masterbatch
Raman, XPSScientific PosterUsing Raman and XPS in the Development of Graphene-based Materials
RamanPosterRecent Advancements in Spectroscopy and Materials Research on Carbon Nanotubes
RamanPresentationRaman Imaging for Visualizing Structural Variations in Advanced Materials
RamanPresentationShedding New Light on Materials Science with Raman Imaging
RamanVideoCollect the Big Picture, Chemically and Physically, with the DXR3xi Raman Imaging Microscope
RamanWebinarRaman Imaging for Graphene and Composite Materials
RamanWebinarTracking Carbon Nanomaterials in Cells and Tissues using Raman Spectroscopy
XPSWebinarSurface Analysis of Nanomaterials and OLED Components
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