Metal Nanoparticle Applications

Metal nanoparticles (also known as colloidal metal) have been around for a very long time, with the original scientific references dating over one hundred and fifty years ago*. Both pure metal and metal oxide colloids are used in a wide variety of applications including catalysts, ferrofluids, biological markers, and many others. Particle size and zeta potential of these suspensions are critical physical parameters that affect functionality and stability. The SZ-100 Nanoparticle Analyzer is an excellent analytical tool for determining particle size and zeta potential of metal colloids.

TEM image of colloidal silver
TEM image of colloidal silver

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver in hexane
Colloidal silver in hexane

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Colloidal Copper

Colloidal copper in water
Colloidal copper in water

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Colloidal Platinum

Colloidal platinum in water
Colloidal platinum in water

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Colloidal Palladium

Colloidal palladium in DMF
Colloidal palladium in DMF

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* M. Faraday, Phil. Trans. Roy. SOC. 147, 145 (1857).


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Particle Analyzers for Metal Nanoparticle Applications

SZ-100 Nanopartica Series Instruments

Industry's widest range and highest precision measurement instrument for Nanoparticle characterization.