Interfacial tension and wettability are important parameters determining the success of the CO2 storage site.
Thin film degradation is sometimes wanted and sometimes not. In both cases, it can be important to characterize so that it can be optimized and controlled.
Explains three different methods to measure surface tension.
Surfaces are all around us. To control the macroscale we need to understand and tune the nanoscale. To our aid, we use analytical tools, such as QCM-D
With increasing understanding of the superhydrophobicity, the measurement methods to quantify the degree of hydrophobicity deserve some thought.
The QCM-D, which is an extended version of the QCM, is particularly suitable for the characterization of soft layers.
A Quartz Crystal Microbalance or QCM, is essentially a balance for very small masses. But why would anyone want to weigh nanogram variations of a material?
Surface science affects and contributes to areas: IT, materials and interface science, biomaterials, biotechnology, medicine, nanotechnology and cleantech.
Nanoparticle lithography is a promising fabrication technique. Unlike other techniques, it has a potential to be performed on curved surfaces.
The QCM with an added D measures an additional parameter, the dissipation factor. The QCM-D provides more information about the system under study than traditional QCM.
Surface tension is needed for life as we know it. Its fundamental and it is also an important parameter in many industrial processes.
CO2-in-water foams and how to design surfactants for these systems
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.
The webinar will illustrate the benefit of using two complementary technologies simultaneously to characterize thin film build-up and behavior.
Interfacial rheology is a special branch of rheology that involves studying the unique two-dimensional systems formed at interfaces.
Calculate critical surface tension or surface free energy for a solid by testing against a series of liquids and measuring the contact angles.
Nanoparticles and thin films made from nanoparticles are gaining recognition and use in various products and applications including displays, sensors and energy storage.
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Combining QCM-D and spectroscopic ellipsometry in one measurement. This allows for data to be recorded simultaneously with both techniques on the same surface.
This video will explain two main methods for measuring dynamic contact angle.
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.
Superhydrophobic surfaces were an instant hit in the scientific community when they were introduced over two decades ago
How do nanomaterials interact with the environment? Current research uses model cell membranes to understand nanoparticle-cell membrane interaction.
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.
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 interfaces arise whenever constituents (molecular and colloidal) residing within bulk phases become adsorbed and, in many cases, strongly interact.
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.
Surface tension of inkjet inks and the wettability of the printing substrate are important factors influencing the final printing quality.
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.
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 diseases
The effect of Surface roughness and wettability on biocompatibility of biomaterials and Medical devices.
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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.
Analytical method enables surface analysis at experimental conditions mimicking oil reservoirs.
Protein adsorption behavior affect biocompatibility of biomaterials and medical devices, and QCM-D analysis plays an important role in understanding this interaction.
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.
Q-Sense sensor coatings for biomaterials and medical device research
Interview with Professor Joy on biomaterials research, part 2
Biomaterials research with Professor Abraham Joy
Blood-material interactions are critical for performance and biocompatibility of implantable medical devices used in thousands of patients daily.
Surface roughness and wettability in paper and board
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