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Assumption-free morphological quantification of single anisotropic nanoparticles and aggregates

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Abstract

Characterizing the morphometric parameters of noble metal nanoparticles for sensing and catalysis is a persistent challenge due to their small size and complex shape. Herein, we present an approach to determine the volume, surface area, and curvature of non-symmetric anisotropic nanoparticles using electron tomography and design-based stereology without the use of segmentation tools or modeling of the particles. Finally, we apply these tools to aggregates to estimate their fractal dimension.

Graphical abstract: Assumption-free morphological quantification of single anisotropic nanoparticles and aggregates

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The article was received on 07 Oct 2016, accepted on 08 Mar 2017 and first published on 13 Mar 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR07884B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 4918-4927
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    Assumption-free morphological quantification of single anisotropic nanoparticles and aggregates

    D. Vanhecke, L. Rodríguez-Lorenzo, C. Kinnear, E. Durantie, B. Rothen-Rutishauser and A. Petri-Fink, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 4918
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NR07884B

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