Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology

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| Editors: Bharat Bhushan

Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis

  • Matthew Wright
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6178-0_145-2



Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) is an analytical methodology which facilitates the direct and real-time visualization and characterization of nanomaterials sized between 10 and 1,500 nm in liquid suspension.

The aim of this entry is to address the need to characterize different properties of particles in the nanoscale, explain the principles of operation of Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, explore the concentrations and size ranges measurable, look at other parameters characterized by Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) as well as functions and applications of the technique.

The use of nanoscale materials is widespread throughout many different industries. Whether this is in pigments for the paint industry, or viruses used in the development and manufacture of vaccines, materials in this size range play a large part in the effectiveness and constancy of many products and processes. As differences in not only the size and concentration,...


Brownian Motion Zeta Potential Liquid Suspension Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis Relative Refractive Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Malvern InstrumentsMalvernUK