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Elucidating Factors Contributing to Sustainability and Efficacy of Nanomaterials in Complex Systems

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.B8272 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Pettibone, John Michael john.pettibone@nist.gov 301.975.5656

Description

Detection, characterization and temporal evolution of metal nanoparticles is undergoing environmental transformations. Within the Nanoparticle Metrology for Health and Environment Project (NMHEP), the current project is focused on identifying the primary reaction pathways that result in observed final field based endpoints by developing methods to temporally track distinct parent and progeny engineered nanomaterial populations. The development of methods to specifically follow the evolution of the smallest nanoparticle populations (< 10 nm) and examine persistence and lifetimes in environmental systems is of particular interest. Additionally, projects proposing to better understand the competing interactions between engineered coatings and environmental components on transforming material surfaces are also encouraged. The NMHEP has a suite of instrumentation for separations (liquid and gas phase), physical characterization, and chemical analysis, which can be leveraged to monitor nanomaterial size distributions and corresponding chemical compositions during controlled transformations in complex media.

 

Reference

Pettibone JM, et al: ACS Nano 7: 2491-2499, 2013

 

Keywords:
Nanoparticles; Environmental processing; Delivery platform; Conjugation; Transformations; Surface coatings;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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