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Programs and Projects
Assessing NP EHS

Due to their small size, nanoparticles can enter living organisms in previously unforeseen ways and their immense surface area results in higher … more

Manipulating the Position and Orientation of Nanoparticles using Feedback Control

To advance the development of miniaturized systems, there is a need to place nanostructured materials in very precise locations. Only then can … more

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … more

Biocompatibility of Photoluminescent Silicon Nanoparticles

Photoluminescent silicon nanoparticles have a bright and stable fluorescence and are promising candidates for use in bio-imaging, cell staining … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products

Nanoparticle-based consumer products are becoming available in the market at an increasing rate, but the safety of nanoparticles and the … more

Instruments
Raman facility

Raman scattering is a powerful light scattering technique used to diagnose the internal structure of molecules and crystals. In a light scattering … more

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