In order to elucidate nanoscale-driven properties, thorough characterization and analysis is required as materials with identical chemical composition can have vastly different properties depending on the size-scale of the material. As such, Chapter 2 is devoted to summarizing many aspects of nanoscale materials characterization and property analysis. Structural and chemical methods will be introduced, along with various microscopy methods. Methods for determining electrical, magnetic, mechanical, thermal, and optical properties will be summarized.
Size analysis; structure analysis; nanoscale properties; electron microscopy; atomic force microscopy