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Nanoparticle and Nanotube Testing  


Nanoparticles are manufactured to be extremely small (one billionth of a meter) and are generally defined as measuring around 1-100 nanometers in one dimension. These materials have biological, chemical and physical properties that differ from those of their larger counterparts. It is due to the alteration of these properties there is concern for public health and safety. EMSL Analytical, Inc. is uniquely positioned to help you take advantage of the emerging area of nanoparticles.

We can help you recognizing the benefits that are associated with this new dynamic market. Our scientists harness the power of our diverse inventory of scientific instrumentation to identify and quantitate your nanoparticles or Carbon Nanotubes: Morphology; Chemical Composition; Particle Size and Distribution; Presence as an environmental contamination.


Nanotechnology has been described by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) as “the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications”. These manipulations of Nanoparticles are leading to new consumer products, materials and applications across many different disciplines.

Some of these disciplines include cosmetics, medicine, aerospace, energy and transportation. Nanotechnology and their resulting products will impact almost every walk of life in some way. The long-term health risks of nanoparticles are not well understood, but early studies have suggested that excessive exposure to nanoparticles could cause lung damage, cell toxicity, damage DNA and possibly even harm unborn children. Cosmetics seem to have been the most studied of the products for consumer production. Once the particles have entered the body, they can be absorbed into the blood stream, tissues, organs and even travel across the blood-brain barrier into the brain.

As such, scientific communities throughout the globe have recommended that given the growing evidence of serious toxicity risks, more research be done to determine the physical-chemical properties, routes of exposure, uptake and absorption and toxicity thresholds.


The corporate facility of EMSL Analytical, Inc. in Cinnaminson, New Jersey is your complete nanoparticle analysis laboratory, housing six Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) capable of Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDXA) and digital imaging. In addition, EMSL’s analytical instrumentation includes, but is not limited to; three Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM), Auger Electron Spectroscope (AES) and a High Voltage (200kV) Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) all equipped with state of the art Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analyzers (EDXA). Harnessing the power of our diverse instrumentation allows your nanoparticles to be characterized by its surface, chemical and morphological components. We are currently able to offer testing on the following characteristics: surface area, zeta potential, chemical composition, crystallinity, structure size, structure topography, thermal effects, particle size distribution and structure shape. In addition, we offer a fully customizable nano analysis to fit within the scope of your analytical needs.

EMSL has conducted nanoparticle studies for the Federal Government as well as Fortune 500 Industrial customers, so rest assured that your project would receive the scientific attention and expertise it deserves.

  • Nano Silica is used in paints and clothing helping them resist stains. It also makes electrical components smaller and more powerful.
  • Nanoparticles are used in shampoo, cosmetics, toothpaste and car paint. They are also used in drug delivery systems to target specific areas of the body.
  • Nano Titanium Dioxide is found in 89 popular food products where in large quantities it is used as a thickener and whitening agent.
  • Silver Nanoparticles are added to products such as socks and wound dressings for germ killing effects.
  • Nano Zinc & Nano Titanium Dioxide makes sunscreen and lotions transparent and more easily absorbed.


Nanomaterials Characterization

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers a comprehensive set of services designed to provide the answers needed to fully understand the complex world of nano-materials. With a number of laboratories dedicated to pursuing the most modern analysis methods and equipment, EMSL has a wide variety of offerings for both analysis of individual nanoparticles as well as nanoparticles incorporated into composites or devices. EMSL also has extensive capabilities for the examination of nano-scale devices and semiconductor materials.

With dedicated materials science laboratory centers spanning the continental U.S., EMSL has a wide range of facilities to meet your analytical needs. With high-resolution scanning electron microscopes capable of nm scale imaging and analysis, through traditional TEM instrumentation, EMSL can handle development of scalable analysis to support your QA and bulk characterization needs. For more complex applications, however, EMSL also offers sub nanometer HR-STEM, FIB-SEM and surface analysis with XPS/AES.

Harnessing the power of our diverse instrumentation allows nanomaterials to be characterized by surface, chemical and morphological components. We offer fully customizable nano-analysis to fit within the scope of your analytical needs. EMSL is experienced with the requirements and services needed by clients working in applications ranging from small independent start-ups through government agencies and Fortune 500 industrial programs. With experts on industrial hygiene (IH) exposure, device design and nano-crystallography, let us assist you in your challenging nano-materials development application today!

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Atlanta, GA (LAB 07) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA (LAB 25) - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD (LAB 19) - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA (LAB 13) - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY (LAB 14) - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Carle Place, NY (LAB 06) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC (LAB 41) - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL (LAB 26) - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Cinnaminson, NJ (LAB List in Description) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX (LAB 11) - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO (LAB 22) - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Calgary, AB (LAB 65) - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0EMSL Canada - Edmonton, AB (LAB 50) - NVLAP Lab Code 600321-0EMSL Canada - Markham, ON (LAB 66) - NVLAP Lab Code 600317-0EMSL Canada - Montreal, QC (LAB 68) - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada - Ottawa, ON (LAB 67) - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0EMSL Canada - Toronto, ON (LAB 55) - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada - Vancouver, BC (LAB 69) - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Fort Lauderdale, FL (LAB 56) - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX (LAB 15) - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA (LAB 33) - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN (LAB 16) - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Kernersville, NC (LAB 02) - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV (LAB 31) - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Long Island City, NY (LAB 03) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Meriden, CT (LAB 24) - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0Miami, FL (LAB 17) - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN (LAB 35) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0Ontario, California (San Bernadino County / Inland Empire) (LAB 71) - NVLAP Lab Code 600239-0Orlando, FL (LAB 34) - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Phoenix, AZ (LAB 12) - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ (LAB 05) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA (LAB 18) - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC (LAB 29) - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY (LAB 53) - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0San Diego, CA (LAB 43) - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA (LAB 09) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Santa Clara, CA (LAB 47) - NVLAP Lab Code 600318-0Seattle, WA (LAB 51) - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0South Pasadena, CA (LAB 32) - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0South Portland, ME (LAB 62) - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0St. Louis, MO (LAB 39) - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Syracuse, NY (LAB 73) - NVLAP Lab Code 600283-0Tampa, FL (LAB 93) - NVLAP Lab Code 600215-0
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