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What is a biomaterial?

The concept ‘Biomaterial’ is fairly frequently encountered. Here we explain what defines a biomaterial, and where this category of material is used.

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Do you know the science behind the FIFA World Cup football?

The official World Cup ball 2018 is called Telstar 18, inspired by the original Telstar that was made for 1970 games. It resembles the one used in 1970 by the appearance but that's where the similarities end. Have you ever thought how much science is put behind to develop the perfect soccer ball?

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What is dissipation?

Talking about QCM-based instrumentation, one often comes across the concepts of ‘dissipation’ or ‘damping’. Here we explain what these concepts mean, and why are they relevant.

> 4 min

Dip coating - Quick way to nanoparticle films

Nanoparticle thin films are finding applications in areas where functional coatings are needed. How to produce these nanoparticle thin film needs to be considered. Dip coating offers one of the simplest methods to coat the substrate with nanoparticles.

~ 6 min

Nanoparticle characterization: an overview of key physicochemical parameters

Nanoparticle suspensions are complex systems, and understanding their interaction with their environment requires characterization of a broad range of physicochemical properties. Here we present an overview of the key parameters that can be used to profile nanoparticle suspensions.

~ 3 min

What is the difference between surface and interfacial tension?

This blog explains the difference between surface and interfacial tension.

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How to measure crosslinking and collapse with QCM-D

Biocompatibility, antibacterial qualities, and drug delivery can be achieved by for example polymer brushes, polyelectrolyte multilayers or hydrogels. When tailoring the interfacial properties of these thin films, the layer conformation, such as crosslinking and degree of hydration is important.

~ 2 min

Nanoparticle interactions with biological interfaces

This blog post discusses the nanoparticle interaction in biological environment.

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Deposition of graphene - key to industrial use

Introduction to graphene and its deposition techniques

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