~ 5 min

How are QCM results influenced by the lateral distribution of the measured layer?

Here we explain the reasoning behind the uniformity requirement and describe the consequences if it is not fulfilled.

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Can Surface Science facilitate a more sustainable energy system?

Striving towards a more sustainable energy system, surface properties, surface interactions and reactions taking place at surfaces, have important roles to play.

< 3 min

Contact angle measurements to evaluate plasma treatment efficiency

Plasma treatment is an often-used process prior to coating, printing or gluing to improve the wettability of the material.

> 4 min

What is Biocompatibility?

In biomaterials literature, one often meets the term biocompatibility. How is biocompatibility defined and what does this property entail?

~ 4 min

Surface interactions at Biomaterials and Implants

What makes an implant integrate successfully? The answer lies at the surface interaction processes, and what happens there, short term and long term.

> 3 min

Contact angle measurements on superhydrophobic surfaces in practice

There are three contact angle measurement methods for superhydrophobic surfaces; static, advancing/receding and roll-off angle.

< 5 min

How to reveal the soil removal efficiency already during the cleaning test

Soil removal efficiency of a formulation is typically assessed by running a cleaning test followed by an analysis of the result. Here we show how these two steps can be run simultaneously.

> 3 min

What are the risks and opportunities of Nanotechnology?

Nanomaterials have found their way into ordinary products such as foods, cosmetics, and sportswear. Why did ‘nano’ become so popular? And what risks are involved when getting exposed to these nanoengineered entities?

< 4 min

How to deposit graphene oxide thin films?

Graphene oxide is hydrophilic and thus dispersible to water. Dispersibility makes the solution-based deposition of graphene oxide possible.

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