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This is the NanoDefiner e-tool, a decision support framework for the characterisation of potential nanomaterials. It is one of the products delivered by the NanoDefine project.

The NanoDefine project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 604347-2.

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NanoDefiner release version 1.0.0

This version displays the official and limited access version of the NanoDefiner e-tool. When testing and reporting issues or providing feedback, please always include the following version information:

  • NanoDefiner version: 1.0.0 [master@d9612ed]
  • Build date: 2017-11-24 05:00:08+01:00

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The e-tool is tested with recent versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome / Chromium, and Safari. If you are using a different browser and experience problems, please consider using one of the aforementioned browsers.

If you want to run your own NanoDefiner installation, visit the Download page for further information

  • Technique hash validity check: Reports will no contain a warning if the KB has been altered
  • Add support for user e-mail activation in addition to manual activation
  • Improve table export and tables in general
  • Improve technique uncertainty (add explicit unknown)

Related software projects

  • The ParticleSizer is an ImageJ plug-in for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) image analysis. It automatically measures distributions of characteristic size and shape properties of potential nanomaterials. Analysis results may be exported in a text-based file format and imported into the NanoDefiner for an automatic nano/non-nano/borderline decision on a specific material.

    Learn more on imagej.net »

  • The Single Particle Calculation tool version 2 (SPCTv2) allows to generate spreadsheet-based analysis data of single particle Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (spICP-MS) measurements. Data generated by the SPCTv2 can be imported into the NanoDefiner for an automatic nano/non-nano/borderline decision on a specific material.

    Learn more on wur.nl »

Related publications

  • European Union (2011). Commission Recommendation of 18 October 2011 on the definition of nanomaterial (2011/696/EU). Official Journal of the European Union, L 275, pp. 38–40.
  • Babick, F., Mielke, J., Wohlleben, W., Weigel, S., Hodoroaba, V. D. (2016). How reliably can a material be classified as a nanomaterial? Available particle-sizing techniques at work. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 18(6), 158.
  • Wohlleben, W., Mielke, J., Bianchin, A., Ghanem, A., Freiberger, H., Rauscher, H., Gemeinert, M., Hodoroaba, V. D. (2017). Reliable nano-material classification of powders using the volume-specific surface area method. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 19(2), 61.