This document provides general guidelines for reporting relevant conditions and critical parameters relating to the aqueous dispersion of nanoparticles, by application of ultrasonic energy or other mechanical dispersion methods (section A), and an example presented as a materials and methods section that can be adapted as needed for different nanoparticle sources (Section B). It applies specifically to source engineered nanomaterials (ENM) obtained in dry powder form or as concentrated stock suspensions.
2. Principles and scope
A. General guidelines
B. Example procedure for the preparation of a Ag nanoparticle aqueous dispersion, presented in the form of a Materials and Methods section