The book summarizes recent progress in analytical methodologies for detection, characterization and quantification of metal-based NMs, and their applications to a variety of complex samples.
Within the Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry series, volume 93, the Elsevier issued the book Analysis and Characterization of Metal-Based Nanomaterials, edited by Radmila Milačič, Janez Ščančar, Heidi Goenaga-Infante and Janja Vidmar.
The book contains 11 chapters and summarizes recent progress in analytical methodologies for detection, characterization and quantification of metal-based NMs, and their applications to a variety of complex samples. Single-particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS) is highlighted as a powerful analytical tool for the determination of NPs number-based concentration and size distribution. Further, the potential of liquid chromatography and field flow fractionation techniques hyphenated to ICP-MS in analysis of metal-based NPs is emphasized. The book also describes imaging of metal-based NPs by hyphenation of laser ablation to ICP-MS and the use of different microscopic techniques for the detection and characterization of metal-based NPs as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.
It is worth mentioning that key established world researchers have been attracted to write the chapters, while the chapters were also written by promising young researchers. Among them researchers from Jožef Stefan Institute Janez Zavašnik, Andreja Šestan, and Vasyl Shvalya contributed a chapter on microscopic techniques for the characterisation of metal-based nanoparticles, Nina Kostevšek and Igor Serša a chapter on characterization of metal-based nanoparticles as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging and Janja Vidmar a chapter on detection and characterization of metal-based NPs in environmental, biological and food samples by SP-ICP-MS.