Imaging Polymer Nanoparticles by Means of Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy Techniques

  • Nicolas TsapisEmail author


This chapter describes methods of imaging polymer nanoparticles by electron microscopy. Protocols for the preparation of nanoparticles for observations by transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and cryo-transmission electron microscopy are proposed. Possible artifacts are shown.


Electron microscopy Polymer nanoparticles Preparation methods Negative staining Artifacts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Galien Paris Sud, Faculty of PharmacyUMR CNRS 8612, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris SaclayChâtenay-MalabryFrance

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