Supporting the responsible use of nanomaterials
Nanosafety Platform general presentation
Initiated in 2010, the aim of this NanoID project was to constitute an open platform comprising different new characterization prototype equipment able to detect and identify engineered nanoparticles...
Initiated in 2010, the aim of this NanoID project was to constitute an open platform comprising different new characterization prototype equipment able to detect and identify engineered nanoparticles with a better low limit of detection when they are present in real concentration in different complex media such as soils, plants, food, nanoproducts, biological tissues, fluids, etc.
Three of them are managed by CEA/Grenoble: a μ-waves reactor able to produce specific home-made nanoparticles to the other equipment, a cryogenic tomographic Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) able to observe and identify nanoparticles in the bulk and at the surface of solid samples or frozen dispersions and an Assymetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation (A4F) coupled to an Inductive Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS) able to determine the size, the chemical identification and the concentration of NPs in dispersions.
The X3D tomographic equipment managed by the CEREGE (Aix-en-Provence) allows to make a multi-scale analysis in the bulk of solid samples from micron to nano size range.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.