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Table 1 Common analytical techniques and the associated range scale involved for nanoparticle sizing

From: Characterization of magnetic nanoparticle by dynamic light scattering

Techniques Approximated working size range
Dynamic light scattering 1 nm to approximately 5 μm
Transmission electron microscopy 0.5 nm to approximately 1 μm
Atomic force microscopy 1 nm to approximately 1 μm
Dark-field microscopy 5 to 200 nm
Thermomagnetic measurement 10 to approximately 50 nm