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Should I use SPR or QCM-D?

At first glance, SPR and QCM-D are quite similar. Here we sort out the key differences between them and list examples of when to use which method

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Evaluation of functional coatings

More and more research interest is being put on functional coatings. New measurement techniques are required to evaluate them.

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How to assess detergent etching performance in one hour

The traditional way of assessing etching properties can be time-consuming. But there are faster ways. Here we present a method that will help you assess the etching effects in one single wash cycle and in less than an hour.

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Wettability determines the adhesion of coatings

Coatings are typically evaluated by methods such as laboratory drawdown. Contact angle measurement can provide a more quantitative approach.

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What analytical methods should you use to characterize your lipid-based systems?

Lipid-based systems such as vesicles, monolayers and bilayers are interesting as model membrane platforms and are used in various research areas. To characterize these systems, it is often necessary to use more than one analysis method. So which analysis methods should you use?

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Optimize the level of additives in coating formulation with surface tension measurements

A basic requirement of any coating is that it should form a uniform, defect-free surface. Surface and interfacial tensions play a key role in that.

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Analysis of nanoparticle deposition kinetics on to solid surfaces

To avoid potential adverse effects, it is relevant to study how nanoparticles interact with their surroundings. Here we present examples of how nanoparticle interaction with a variety of surfaces can be analyzed.

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How to measure contact angle hysteresis and roll-off angle by tilting method?

Contact angle hysteresis is often measured with so-called tilting cradle or plate method. The measurement can be done either manually or automatically.

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How to optimize the reproducibility of your QCM-D data

QCM-D is designed to detect minute variations in frequency, f, and dissipation, D. Here we have compiled a checklist that will help you optimize the reproducibility of your QCM-D measurements by minimizing unintentional changes of the recorded parameters.

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