~ 2 min

Thin film solar cells benefit from nanoparticle light trapping layer

This blog shows that nanoparticle deposition can improve thin film solar cell efficiency.

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> 5 min

How to measure swelling of thin films with QCM-D

The ability to take up and release water is central for many materials, such as hydrogels, whose function depend on the ability to hydrate and dehydrate. Hydration and swelling are also central when dealing with hygroscopic materials. QCM-D can be used to characterize such swelling phenomenon.

~ 3 min

What is critical micelle concentration?

Explains the concept of critical micelle concentration and how it can be measured with surface tension measurement.

< 7 min

How to characterize viscoelastic properties with QCM-D

Wood, ice and the disks in a human spine are all viscoelastic materials. Viscoelasticity is a quality involving both viscous and elastic properties at the same time. QCM-D is a surface sensitive technology that can characterize the viscoelastic properties of thin films.

< 6 min

What is needed for successful high-pressure interfacial tension measurements?

Describes the instrument features needed for successful high-pressure interfacial tension measurements.

23 min

Surface Science - from static to dynamic surface systems

The paradigm shift from the study of static surface systems to the exploration of dynamic ones resulted in the field of gas-surface dynamics. The area includes concepts such as scattering, potential energy surfaces(PESs), energy exchange, surface corrugation, and charge transfer.

< 4 min

Nanolithography methods

Describes the most common nanolithography methods to produce nanosized features

> 5 min

How to measure surface adsorption and desorption with QCM-D

Adsorption and desorption phenomena are important to study in e.g. surface science and bio-related applications, where molecules are interacting with surfaces.

~ 3 min

Interfacial tension and wettability affect CO₂ sequestration

Interfacial tension and wettability are important parameters determining the success of the CO2 storage site.

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