We are advancing the measurement of dimension and function of engineered nanoparticles for biomedical research, manufacturing, and environmental health & safety impact studies through the development of validated physical measurement and particle manipulation methods.
Engineered nanoparticles are a key component of biomedical research, advanced manufacturing, and a major issue for environmental health & safety impact studies. The size and shape of nanoparticles provide the basis of their functional properties, so dimensional measurements of nanoparticles (NP) and complex NP assemblies are required to understand their behavior in changing environments. The primary goal of this project is to develop the necessary, sufficient, and validated physico-chemical measurement and particle manipulation methods that will enable nanoparticle-based applications to move forward.
Physicist Dr. Thomas W. LeBrun uses a special joystick to manipulate nanowires with "optical tweezers."
Start Date:January 29, 2010
Lead Organizational Unit:pml
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