MiniTEM™ becomes a recommended analytical tool for the EU definition of nanomaterial

The MiniTEM system is rapidly making inroads into the material science sector, due to its unique advantages and unmatched capabilities for easy, rapid and cost-effective measurements.

MiniTEM has been evaluated in the NanoDefine project as a recommended analytical tool for classification of a material as nano. MiniTEM is part of the ”NanoDefiner e-Tool” to support the EU Recommendation on the Definition of Nanomaterial, which suggests appropriate methods to end-users who have to implement the definition (2011/696/EU). Experts have developed a panel of validated measurement methods, techniques, instruments and software to classify existing and new advanced materials.

Technical reports are published for stakeholders, such as policy makers, regulators, industries and the wider scientific community, spreading information on the capabilities of MiniTEM to a wide and relevant audience.

The European NanoDefine project is organizing a new 1-day industry-focused Workshop on the 24 October 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany to demonstrate the newly developed measurement techniques to end-users, who have to implement the EC definition. Vironova’s Martin Ryner will present MiniTEM at the workshop.

Participation in this project and selection as a recommended analytical tool gives MiniTEM wide industry exposure and an extremely valuable endorsement that reached far beyond the material science field.

NanoDefine in short
The EU FP7 NanoDefine project was launched in November 2013 and will run until October 2017. The project is dedicated to support the implementation of the EU Recommendation on the Definition of Nanomaterial by the provision of the required analytical tools and respective guidance.

The ”NanoDefiner” eTool will guide potential end-users, such as concerned industries and regulatory bodies as well as enforcement and contract laboratories, to reliably classify if a material is nano, or not. To achieve this objective, a comprehensive evaluation of the performance of current characterisation techniques, instruments and software is performed. Instruments, software and methods are further developed. Their capacity to reliably measure the size of particulates in the size range 1-100 nm and above (according to the EU definition) is validated.

The NanoDefine project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 604347.