Sample preparation protocols for realization of reproducible characterization of single-wall carbon nanotubes

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1088/0026-1394/46/6/011
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TypeArticle
Journal titleMetrologia
Volume46
Issue6
Pages682692; # of pages: 11
SubjectAFM, carbon nanotube, CNT, single-wall carbon nanotube, SWCNT, characterization, commutability, ICP-MS, measurement, metrology, microscopy, NAA, photoluminescence, Raman, spectroscopy, SEM, SPM, toxicity, TEM, TGA, UV-Vis-NIR, manometric isothermal gas adsorption; Cement/Concrete
AbstractHarmonized sample pre-treatment is an essential first step in ensuring quality of measurements as regards repeatability, inter-laboratory reproducibility and commutability. The development of standard preparation methods for single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) samples is therefore essential to progress in their investigation and eventual commercialization. Here, descriptions of sample preparation and pre-treatment for the physicochemical characterization of SWCNTs are provided. Analytical methods of these protocols include: scanning electron microscopy (SEM; dry, wet), transmission electron microscopy (TEM; dry, wet), atomic force microscopy (AFM), inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), neutron activation analysis (NAA), Raman spectroscopy (dry, wet), UV-Vis-NIR absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy, manometric isothermal gas adsorption and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Although sample preparation refers to these specific methods, application to other methods for measurement and characterization of SWCNTs can be envisioned.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number51149
20807
NPARC number20374151
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