Special Issue "Analytic Techniques for Nano- and Microparticles Analysis"
A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Dr. Katrin Löschner
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
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Interests: detection and characterization of nanoparticles in food, feed and biological matrices; asymmetric flow field fractionation; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in conventional and single particle mode; electron microscopy; targeted sample preparation
Dr. Jana Navratilova
National Reserach Council fellow at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Reasearch Laboratory
Interests: analysis of nanoparticles in complex samples; nanoparticle fate and behavior in various environments; exposure and risk assesment
Nano- and microparticles play a crucial role as materials, e.g., in chemicals, food/feed, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and plastics, or as contaminants in the environment, in organism or products. To develop particle-based materials with the desired properties for certain applications, and to assess their human and environmental risks, particle analysis is required. Additionally, there is a need for validated analytical methods for nano- and microparticles in the context of regulation. Particle analysis focuses predominantly on particle size, shape, composition and concentration. Particle separation can be performed for two reasons: 1) to separate particles with different properties (such as size); or 2) to separate particles from a matrix (gas, water or more complex matrices, such as environmental and biological samples or food/feed). In most cases, particle characterization in complex matrices requires a separation (e.g., by AF4, SEC, HDC) of the particles from the matrix prior to the actual analysis (e.g., by MALS, UV, ICP-MS).
This Special Issue invites contributions relating to all aspects of nano- and microparticle analysis including sample preparation strategies, instrumentation and applications.
Dr. Katrin Loeschner
Dr. Jana Navratilova
Dr. Stephan Wagner
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- field flow fractionation
- size exclusion chromatography
- hydrodynamic chromatography
- single particle ICPMS
- sample preparation