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Table 1 Summary of physicochemical characterization data of Ag nanoparticles and Ag nanoparticle aerosols

From: Nanosilver induces minimal lung toxicity or inflammation in a subacute murine inhalation model

Primary Particle Size* TEM 5 ± 2 nm; 22 ± 4 nm
Crystalline or Amorphous Material, phase XRD Crystalline, face-centered cubic, metal
Surface Functionality XPS CO3 2-, OH-, C=O, C-O-C
BET Surface Area BET 3 ± 2 m2/g
Aerosol Concentration Gravimetric Analysis 3.3 ± 0.5 mg/m3
Aerosol Size Distribution** SMPS 79 nm (1.5)
  1. * Bimodal distribution with smaller particles account for 85-90% of the total particle count.
  2. **GM, nm, (GSD) in exposure chamber