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Just scratching the surface? New techniques show how surface functionality of nanoparticles influences their environmental fate

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32400 44927 2010 3 PDF Available
Title
Just scratching the surface? New techniques show how surface functionality of nanoparticles influences their environmental fate
Abstract

This Opinion Article highlights how new applications of techniques such as neutron scattering are offering greater insights into the processes, mechanisms and rates controlling the behaviour and fate of nanoparticles in different environmental compartments. Such information is vital for successful predictive modelling of the environmental fate of engineered nanoparticles in the post-production stages of their lifecycles. The role of surface functionality (surface coatings) in influencing environmental pathways of nanoparticles is specifically discussed.

Keywords
Nanoparticle; Environmental fate; Surface functionalisation; Coating; Wastewater; River; Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS)
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Just scratching the surface? New techniques show how surface functionality of nanoparticles influences their environmental fate
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2010, Pages 248–250
Authors
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering