The objectives of the work package are the following:To obtain detailed physico-chemical properties of each MN at the bulk powder and individual particle level and to share data within the Joint action
To determine the influence of exposure media on MNs dispersability and to identify the optimum preparation protocols for the specifics MNs.
To test and develop suitable methods and Standard Operation procedures ( SOPs) for analysis and characterisation MN's and dispersion.
To determine the intrinsique characteristics of nanomaterials selected for toxicological studies.
To test the homogeneity of the MN batches distributed.
To develop, test and verify highly suitable MN dispersion protocols to be used in toxicity testing.
WP4 started by focusing on preliminary testing and development of the analytical methods. A work-shop was held in August 2010 to discuss different analytical techniques and analytical protocols for TEM, XRD, AFM, RAMAN, TGA, DLS, zeta-charge and dispersion and compare initial results.
Standard Operating Procedures for characterisation of the selected MN types
Final protocol for producing suitable MN exposure media
MN data sets with requested physiochemical properties
Associated partners working on WP4
Jan Mast from the Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre ( CODA-CERVA, Belgium)
Boris Shivachev from the Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography ( IMC-BAS, Bulgaria)
Olivier Spalla from the French Atomic Energy Commission ( CEA, France)
Olivier Witschger from the Institut National de Recherche et de Securite ( INRS, France)
Collaborating partners working on WP4
Charles Motzkus from the Laboratoire national de Metrologie et d'Essais ( LNE, France)
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