A study of Technegas employing X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning transmission electron microscopy and wet-chemical methods.


Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) or radionuclear chemical methods, indicates that the active agent in Technegas is either polymeric TcO2[i.e. (TcO2)n] or (TcO2)n bound to a carbon nanoparticle. The particle size observed using STEM is in good… (More)