Just scratching the surface? New techniques show how surface functionality of nanoparticles influences their environmental fate
Jarvie, Helen P.; King, Stephen M.. 2010 Just scratching the surface? New techniques show how surface functionality of nanoparticles influences their environmental fate. Nano Today, 5. 248-250. 10.1016/j.nantod.2010.06.001Full text not available from this repository.
This Opinion Article highlights how new applications of techniques such as neutron scattering are offering greater insights into the processes, mechanisms and rates controlling the behaviour and fate of nanoparticles in different environmental compartments. Such information is vital for successful predictive modelling of the environmental fate of engineered nanoparticles in the post-production stages of their lifecycles. The role of surface functionality (surface coatings) in influencing environmental pathways of nanoparticles is specifically discussed.
|Programmes:||CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Water > WA Topic 2 - Ecohydrological Processes > WA - 2.1 - Identify and quantify sources, fluxes and pathways of water, chemicals ...|
|Additional Keywords:||nanoparticle, environmental fate, surface functionalisation, coating, wastewater, river, small-angle neutron scattering (SANS)|
|Date made live:||09 Sep 2010 08:56|
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