Why is surface tension important?

Surface tension is needed for life as we know it. Its fundamental and it is also an important parameter in many industrial processes.

CO₂ – water interfacial tension for CO₂-in-water foam enhanced oil recovery

CO2-in-water foams and how to design surfactants for these systems

Characterization of Environmentally Responsive Polymers

Thanks to the complementary information combinatorial QCM-D and ellipsometry can provide, these two allow one to simultaneously monitor both polymer brush swelling and deswelling behavior, as well as attachment and detachment of protein.

Need to characterize thin film build-up?

The webinar will illustrate the benefit of using two complementary technologies simultaneously to characterize thin film build-up and behavior.

What is Interfacial Rheology?

Webinar. Interfacial rheology is a special branch of rheology that involves studying the unique two-dimensional systems formed at interfaces.

How To Measure Surface Free Energy?

Calculate critical surface tension or surface free energy for a solid by testing against a series of liquids and measuring the contact angles.

Fabricating Highly Organized Nanoparticle Thin Films

Nanoparticles and thin films made from nanoparticles are gaining recognition and use in various products and applications including displays, sensors and energy storage.

Why disposable tip dispensers are superior to disposable syringes

Why with disposable tip dispensers are superior tp disposable syringes Read the blog post.

5 Tips & Tricks When Taking Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and QCM-D Measurements

Combining QCM-D and spectroscopic ellipsometry in one measurement. This allows for data to be recorded simultaneously with both techniques on the same surface.

How to measure dynamic contact angles on superhydrophobic surfaces

This video will explain two main methods for measuring dynamic contact angle.

Vanishing interfacial tension measurement - a fast route to minimum miscibility pressure

As the exploration of new oil reservoirs is becoming less and less abundant, there is a need to be able to utilize the current oil reservoirs more efficiently.

Durability of superhydrophobic surfaces – the biggest obstacle towards real life applications

Superhydrophobic surfaces were an instant hit in the scientific community when they were introduced over two decades ago

How nanomaterials interact with the environment - Understanding nanoparticle - cell membrane interactions

How do nanomaterials interact with the environment? Current research uses model cell membranes to understand nanoparticle-cell membrane interaction.

Lithium ion battery materials - powering the future

Electric storage to secure the supply of electricity is becoming more important as our energy sources continue to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energies.

Advances in Wettability Analysis for Superhydrophobic Surfaces

The non-wetting surfaces have experienced an enormous boost of interest after the observation of superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning effect in natural lotus leaves.

Complex fluid-fluid system can be characterized with interfacial rheology

Complex fluid-fluid interfaces arise whenever constituents (molecular and colloidal) residing within bulk phases become adsorbed and, in many cases, strongly interact.

Evaluate the influence of surface roughness on wettability

While contact angle goniometry has been around for many years, we have recently developed a way to account for the underlying surface’s micro-scale roughness.

Wettability analysis for Inkjet Printing

Surface tension of inkjet inks and the wettability of the printing substrate are important factors influencing the final printing quality.

Why Transformer Oil testing is so important

The oil-water interfacial tension correlates with the purity and functionality of oils that are used in transformers for cooling, insulation and protection against arcing.

What does QCM-D have in common with a church bell?

How does QCM-D work? Perhaps you know that a QCM-D sensor is made out of quartz, which is a piezoelectric material. But what does that really mean?

Protein Aggregation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

protein aggregation in diseases

How surface roughness and wettability affects biocompatibility

The effect of Surface roughness and wettability on biocompatibility of biomaterials and Medical devices.

Top 5 Nanotechnology Blogs

We have listed five nanotechnology blogs. Stay updated.

Mimicking Nature’s Expertise in Underwater Adhesives

Marine mussels are unbeatable when it comes to underwater adhesive strategies. They can attach to virtually all surfaces, tenaciously sustaining their bonds in saltwater and turbulent wave-swept conditions.

Supercritical CO2 in Enhanced Oil Recovery

Analytical method enables surface analysis at experimental conditions mimicking oil reservoirs.

Building an Appetite for Hydroxyapatite QSensors

Protein adsorption behavior affect biocompatibility of biomaterials and medical devices, and QCM-D analysis plays an important role in understanding this interaction.

How to study adhesion to wood-plastic composites

Wood-plastic composites are relatively new materials as they started to emerge at the beginning of the 90’s. The most widespread use of WCPs is in outdoor decking but it is also used in railings and siding as well as park benches and indoor furniture.

Top 5 QSensors for biomaterials & medical device research

Q-Sense sensor coatings for biomaterials and medical device research

Interview with Prof. Joy on his biomaterials research - Part 2

Interview with Professor Joy on biomaterials research, part 2

Interview with Prof. Joy on his biomaterials research - Part 1

Biomaterials research with Professor Abraham Joy

Protein Adsorption to Biomaterials

Blood-material interactions are critical for performance and biocompatibility of implantable medical devices used in thousands of patients daily.

The Influence of Surface Roughness on Wettability in Paper and Board

Surface roughness and wettability in paper and board

6 Reasons to Measure Wettability in Paper and Board Quality Control

Wettability of a paper or board depends on the coatings and treatments done to it. By measuring the wettability, deviations in coatings and treatments can be observed

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