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Controlling the surface functionality of nanomaterials

Maksimov, S. and Maksimov, K. (2009) Controlling the surface functionality of nanomaterials. Nanotechnologies in Russia, 4 . pp. 188-200.

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The structural and morphological characteristics of nanomaterials determine both the prospects for their use and their risks to the environment and to human life. An approach to controlling nanocrystalline materials that takes into account the variations of the structural and morphological characteristics in the nanoregion has been considered. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) meets the requirements of this approach most fully. TEM cannot become a control instrument without adequately changing the way it is used and reconstructing the hardware used, and the manufacturers, microscopists, and structural information users must realize their necessity and features. In this paper an attempt is made at collecting information concerning the above-mentioned groups. The scope of control-relating problems is outlined, and a concept based on the two-stage implementation is considered, where the size and structural fractions of the nanomaterials are determined at stage one and the characteristics of these fractions are determined at stage two. This approach is based on the fully automated measurements at stage one.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:10.1134/S1995078009030070
ID Code:7588
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:11 Nov 2009 07:53
Last Modified:11 Nov 2009 08:00

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