DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE SHAPE AND SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF MODEL TYPES OF NANOMATERIALS
Edita Bretšnajdrová – Ladislav Svoboda – Jiří Zelenka
At present, great attention is given to study of preparation and properties of various nanomaterials usable in many applications. They are utilized in varied fields of human activity - \eg\; in electronics, medicine, paint industry etc. Besides the detailed chemical structure, such nanoparticle properties as the shape and size distribution are fundamental to the given application. To measure these parameters various methods are used, e.g. transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), acoustic spectrometry, methods based on the light scattering and X-ray disc centrifuge system.
Keywords: particle size distribution, silica, sodium montmorillonite