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Thermal Analysis of Nanoparticles: Methods, Kinetics, and Recent Advances

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Author(s)

Elisabeth Mansfield, Mark Banash

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the thermal techniques available to study nanoparticles, with particular attention to thermogravimetric analysis, calorimetry and differential scanning calorimetry. The advantages of thermal analysis for nanoparticle characterization include minimal sample preparation and rapid analysis of a number of properties. Relevant measurements include: purity and composition, phase changes, coating/functionalization composition and properties, and kinetics of reactive processes. Because of their low cost and high speed, thermal analysis tests are suitable for quality control, environmental monitoring, and research, particularly for verification of the nanoparticle's morphology and composition. New thermal analysis techniques are being developed that require much less sample. As these techniques become robust, they will broaden the scope and applications for thermal analysis of nanoparticles.
Citation
Modeling, Characterization, and Production of Nanomaterials: Electronics, Photonics and Energy Applications.
Publisher Info
Elsevier, Cambridge, MA

Keywords

nanoparticles, thermal analysis, characterization

Citation

Mansfield, E. and Banash, M. (2021), Thermal Analysis of Nanoparticles: Methods, Kinetics, and Recent Advances, Modeling, Characterization, and Production of Nanomaterials: Electronics, Photonics and Energy Applications., Elsevier, Cambridge, MA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932038 (Accessed October 19, 2021)
Created October 13, 2021