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Themed collection 5 years of nanomaterial analysis by means of ICP-MS

28 articles
Tutorial Review

Field-flow fractionation and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer coupling: History, development and applications

This review presents the current knowledge about FFF-ICP-MS hyphenation, its history, its state-of-the-art technology for qualitative and quantitative analysis, its applications and further challenges with this technique.

Graphical abstract: Field-flow fractionation and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer coupling: History, development and applications
Critical Review

Field-flow fractionation with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: past, present, and future

Historical background, recent applications, and the future trends of field-flow fractionation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Graphical abstract: Field-flow fractionation with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: past, present, and future
Critical Review

Application of plasma spectrometry for the analysis of engineered nanoparticles in suspensions and products

Scanning electron micrograph of gold nanoparticles prepared with a low concentration of silver nitrate.

Graphical abstract: Application of plasma spectrometry for the analysis of engineered nanoparticles in suspensions and products
Communication

Capabilities of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the detection of nanoparticles carried by monodisperse microdroplets

An inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)-based system was developed to deliver and analyze gold and silver nanoparticles carried by monodisperse microdroplets.

Graphical abstract: Capabilities of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the detection of nanoparticles carried by monodisperse microdroplets
Open Access Paper

First steps towards a generic sample preparation scheme for inorganic engineered nanoparticles in a complex matrix for detection, characterization, and quantification by asymmetric flow-field flow fractionation coupled to multi-angle light scattering and ICP-MS

Engineering nanoparticles in complex matrices.

Graphical abstract: First steps towards a generic sample preparation scheme for inorganic engineered nanoparticles in a complex matrix for detection, characterization, and quantification by asymmetric flow-field flow fractionation coupled to multi-angle light scattering and ICP-MS
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Single particle ICP-MS combined with a data evaluation tool as a routine technique for the analysis of nanoparticles in complex matrices

spICP-MS measurement with a powerful data evaluation tool is presented as a fast, cost efficient and easy to use screening tool for metal and metal oxide NPs in complex matrices.

Graphical abstract: Single particle ICP-MS combined with a data evaluation tool as a routine technique for the analysis of nanoparticles in complex matrices
From the themed collection: Most accessed JAAS articles in 2015
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Quantitative characterization of silica nanoparticles by asymmetric flow field flow fractionation coupled with online multiangle light scattering and ICP-MS/MS detection

A reliable and sensitive analytical method for the simultaneous determination of size and mass concentration of silica nanoparticles sized 20–200 nm.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative characterization of silica nanoparticles by asymmetric flow field flow fractionation coupled with online multiangle light scattering and ICP-MS/MS detection
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Calibration of single-particle inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS)

Incomplete vaporization and non-linear detector response in pulse counting mode cause non-linearity in single-particle ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: Calibration of single-particle inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS)
From the themed collection: Most accessed JAAS articles in 2015
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Investigation of silver nanoparticles and plasma protein association using flow field-flow fractionation coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (FlFFF-ICP-MS)

Use of FlFFF-ICP-MS for observation of protein–AgNPs binding and evaluation of the binding stoichiometry.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of silver nanoparticles and plasma protein association using flow field-flow fractionation coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (FlFFF-ICP-MS)
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Quantitative resolution of nanoparticle sizes using single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with the K-means clustering algorithm

The K-means algorithm was applied to the signal processing for spICP-MS to improve the accuracy of size distribution analysis and quantitatively resolve nanoparticle sizes.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative resolution of nanoparticle sizes using single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with the K-means clustering algorithm
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Rapid size characterization of silver nanoparticles by single particle ICP-MS and isotope dilution

The increasing application of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) in consumer products and their potential release into the environment call for intensive investigation of their toxicity, stability, and fate.

Graphical abstract: Rapid size characterization of silver nanoparticles by single particle ICP-MS and isotope dilution
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Effect of dwell time on single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry data acquisition quality

Effect of dwell time on mean particle size calculation for 250 000 particles per mL of 60 nm Au NPs nebulized at 300 μL min−1.

Graphical abstract: Effect of dwell time on single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry data acquisition quality
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Improving the accuracy of single particle ICPMS for measurement of size distributions and number concentrations of nanoparticles by determining analyte partitioning during nebulisation

The analyte is redistributed between the waste and plasma flows. These analyte partitioning effects need to be corrected to obtain the most accurate size calibration of spICPMS.

Graphical abstract: Improving the accuracy of single particle ICPMS for measurement of size distributions and number concentrations of nanoparticles by determining analyte partitioning during nebulisation
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A signal deconvolution method to discriminate smaller nanoparticles in single particle ICP-MS

Deconvolution removes overlapping dissolved signals from spICP-MS signals allowing analysis of smaller particles than hitherto possible.

Graphical abstract: A signal deconvolution method to discriminate smaller nanoparticles in single particle ICP-MS
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Accelerated evaporation of microdroplets at ambient conditions for the on-line analysis of nanoparticles by inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry

The helium-assisted evaporation and desolvation of pure or saline microdroplets at ambient lab conditions for the on-line analysis of individual nanoparticles by ICP-MS is reported.

Graphical abstract: Accelerated evaporation of microdroplets at ambient conditions for the on-line analysis of nanoparticles by inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry
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Critical considerations for the determination of nanoparticle number concentrations, size and number size distributions by single particle ICP-MS

The metrological criteria for the implementation of single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in relation to nanoparticle size characterization and quantification are reported and applied to the identification of nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Critical considerations for the determination of nanoparticle number concentrations, size and number size distributions by single particle ICP-MS
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A prototype of a new inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer providing temporally resolved, multi-element detection of short signals generated by single particles and droplets

Multi-element time-resolved detection of transient signals of single microdroplets and particles by a prototype ICPTOFMS.

Graphical abstract: A prototype of a new inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer providing temporally resolved, multi-element detection of short signals generated by single particles and droplets
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Fraction-related quantification of silver nanoparticlesvia on-line species-unspecific post-channel isotope dilution in combination with asymmetric flow-field-flow fractionation (AF4)/sector field ICP-mass spectrometry (ICP-SF-MS)

An approach for quantifying silver nanoparticle fractions after asymmetric flow-field-flow fractionation separation relying on on-line isotope dilution ICP-MS is presented.

Graphical abstract: Fraction-related quantification of silver nanoparticlesvia on-line species-unspecific post-channel isotope dilution in combination with asymmetric flow-field-flow fractionation (AF4)/sector field ICP-mass spectrometry (ICP-SF-MS)
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Investigating agglomeration and dissolution of silica nanoparticles in aqueous suspensions by dynamic reaction cell inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry in time resolved mode

Dynamic reaction cell inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry in time resolved mode was used to investigate agglomeration and dissolution of silica nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Investigating agglomeration and dissolution of silica nanoparticles in aqueous suspensions by dynamic reaction cell inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry in time resolved mode
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Analysis of gold nanoparticle mixtures: a comparison of hydrodynamic chromatography (HDC) and asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled to ICP-MS

This study is the first direct comparison of HDC and AF4 for gold nanoparticle characterization.

Graphical abstract: Analysis of gold nanoparticle mixtures: a comparison of hydrodynamic chromatography (HDC) and asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled to ICP-MS
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Considerations for measurement of individual nanoparticles or microparticles by ICP-MS: determination of the number of particles and the analyte mass in each particle

Unique considerations to measure nanoparticles and microparticles using ICP-MS with sequential detection are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Considerations for measurement of individual nanoparticles or microparticles by ICP-MS: determination of the number of particles and the analyte mass in each particle
From the themed collection: Nanoanalysis
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Critical aspects of sample handling for direct nanoparticle analysis and analytical challenges using asymmetric field flow fractionation in a multi-detector approach

The analysis of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), especially engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), is a fast growing analytical research field.

Graphical abstract: Critical aspects of sample handling for direct nanoparticle analysis and analytical challenges using asymmetric field flow fractionation in a multi-detector approach
From the themed collection: Nanoanalysis
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Silver nanoparticle characterization using single particle ICP-MS (SP-ICP-MS) and asymmetrical flow field flow fractionation ICP-MS (AF4-ICP-MS)

Methods to detect, quantify, and characterize engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in environmental matrices are highlighted as one of the areas of highest priority research needs with respect to understanding the potential environmental risks associated with nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Silver nanoparticle characterization using single particle ICP-MS (SP-ICP-MS) and asymmetrical flow field flow fractionation ICP-MS (AF4-ICP-MS)
From the themed collection: Nanoanalysis
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Improved sample preparation and quality control for the characterisation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in sunscreens using flow field flow fractionation on-line with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

First systematic comparison and optimisation of extraction methods for the characterisation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in sunscreens using FFF-ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: Improved sample preparation and quality control for the characterisation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in sunscreens using flow field flow fractionation on-line with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: Nanoanalysis
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Overcoming challenges in analysis of polydisperse metal-containing nanoparticles by single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

Effects of coincidence in analysis of highly polydisperse nanoparticles by single particle ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: Overcoming challenges in analysis of polydisperse metal-containing nanoparticles by single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: Nanoanalysis
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Single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: evaluation of three different pneumatic and piezo-based sample introduction systems for the characterization of silver nanoparticles

Analytical performance of three sample introduction systems (PC3, Apex Q, Microdrop) is compared for the characterization of 20–100 nm Ag nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: evaluation of three different pneumatic and piezo-based sample introduction systems for the characterization of silver nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Nanoanalysis
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Selective identification, characterization and determination of dissolved silver(I) and silver nanoparticles based on single particle detection by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

A methodological approach is reported based on single particle detection using ICP-MS for identification, characterization and quantitation of dissolved silver and silver nanoparticles in aqueous suspensions.

Graphical abstract: Selective identification, characterization and determination of dissolved silver(i) and silver nanoparticles based on single particle detection by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Technical Note

Direct detection and isotope analysis of individual particles in suspension by single particle mode MC-ICP-MS for nuclear safety

Direct detection and precise isotope analysis of individual particles in suspension by single particle mode MC-ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: Direct detection and isotope analysis of individual particles in suspension by single particle mode MC-ICP-MS for nuclear safety
28 articles

About this collection

Guest Edited by Björn Meermann and Francisco Laborda this online collection showcases advances in ICP-MS for characterising and analysing nanomaterials. Articles from 2010 to 2015 are included in the collection and new articles will continue to be added throughout 2015.

Also see our related collection, 'Analysis of nanomaterials by FFF- and single particle ICP-MS'

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