The Nanoscale (IF = 6.233) has accepted for publication a review by Pavel Linkov, Mikhail Artemyev, and Igor Nabiev of LNBE and their external colleague Anton Efimov

The review entitled Comparative Advantages and Limitations of the Basic Metrology Methods Applied to Characterization of Nanomaterials outlines the modern methods for studying nanosized materials, gives their comparative estimation, and analyzes their advantages and disadvantages as applied to samples of different materials. The review focuses on the most widely used classes of methods: electron microscopy, X-ray analysis, and optical spectroscopy. More exotic methods are also considered in the review. One example is 3D nanotomography, where a 3D image of the object is obtained through layer-by-layer probe scanning of thin sections. In total, more than 15 methods are reviewed.

This study will be interesting both for the researchers who have just set about exploring the possibilities of nanomaterial metrology and the specialist keeping track of recent developments in the field.

The Nanoscale is a peer-reviewed journal of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry publishing experimental and theoretical studies in all branches of nanoscience and nanotechnology. With its high impact factor of 6.233, the Nanoscale ranks 19th among 239 multidisciplinary journals in the Materials Science category and is at the prestigious 12th place in the lists of the world's best journals on Applied Physics (among 127 journals in this category) and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.


Pavel A. Linkov, M.Sc., junior research assistant (

Nanochemistry Group, Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, 31 Kashirskoe shosse, 115409 Moscow, Russian Federation

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