Development of methods and standards supporting the implementation of the Commission recommendation for a definition of nanomaterial

  • Larsen, Erik Huusfeldt (Project Participant)
  • Loeschner, Katrin (Project Participant)

Project Details


NanoDefine brings together a 29-partner strong consortium of top European RTD performers, metrology institutes, and nanomaterials and instruments manufacturers to address the uncertainties surrounding what is and isn’t a nanomaterial.
Based on a comprehensive evaluation of existing methodologies and rigorous intra-and inter-lab comparisons, validated measurement methods and instruments will be developed that are robust, readily implementable, cost-effective and capable to reliably measure the size of particles in the range of 1-100 nm, with different shapes, coatings and for the widest possible range of materials, in various complex media and products. Case studies will assess their applicability for various selected sectors.
A major outcome of the project will be the development of a decision framework and a classification procedure based on a two-tiered set of rigorously validated methods - The NanoDefiner e-tool.
NanoDefine will closely collaborate with affiliated NanoSafety Cluster projects, standardisation bodies and EHS, RTD and metrology initiatives.
Effective start/end date01/11/201331/10/2017


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