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Nanoparticle Physics Laboratory

111 Church St. SE

Mechanical Engineering 4136

Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Nanoparticle Physics Laboratory (NPPL) studies the physics and chemistry of nanoparticles suspended in gases (aerosols) and liquids (colloids). Nanoparticles, broadly defined as particles with characteristic features below 100 nm, are ubiquitous in the environment (for example, in the atmosphere and in drinking water). They serve as the building blocks for the construction of current and future nanotechnologies. The behavior of these nanoparticles in both natural and man-made environments is therefore of considerable importance.

Please visit our extensive archive of publications for more information on our many research projects, or read more about the people who make the NPPL possible.