ENM Physicochemical Characterisation Experimental Workflows
The Environmental Nanoscience Group (ENG) of the University of Birmingham (UoB) has long experience on one of the key pillars of nanosafety research, which is the full physicochemical characterisation of the engineered nanomaterials (ENM). ENG has established detailed experimental workflows, which include the use of various instruments (e.g. TEM, DLS, (sp)ICP-MS, ICP-OES, AFM, XRD, FTIR, Raman, TGA, DCS, FFF, UV-Vis), using fully tested SOPs that are included in the Group’s protocols repository available through the NanoCommons knowledge base (KB).
The ENG experimental workflows cover the entirety of the data lifecycle starting from the experimental planning, moving to implementation with the use of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks with the inclusion of data curation and annotation techniques. Thus, ENG will offer interested Users state of the art expertise and detailed training on the design and implementation of experimental workflows regarding the physicochemical characterisation of ENM, along with data management and computational elements.
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