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Graphene oxide for biosensors

Biosensing is a crucial part of human well-being as early detection of diseases requires highly sensitive and selective methods. New materials, such as graphene oxide, are evaluated for improved biosensor performance.

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3 examples of how to utilize high pressure tensiometer

Different enhanced oil recovery methods are used to alter the wettability of the reservoir rock. To study the wettability alteration at the reservoir conditions, an instrument where the measurements can be done at high pressures and temperatures are needed.

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How to study the wettability of the contact lens?

Contact lens should support a continuous tear film for optimum visual clarity. It should also resist the sorption of tear components as deposition can lead to decreased visual clarity and discomfort. Wettability of the surface affects both the tear film as well as biocompatibility of the lens.

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Which surface free energy method should be used?

You might find it confusing when seeing all the different methods for surface free energy calculations. As surface free energy can give you more information on your surface compared to the contact angle measurements alone, it is time well spent to study the different theories more in detailed.

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How to check the transformer oil quality based on ASTM D971 and IEC 62961 standards?

Regular inspection of the transformer oil quality is important to ensure the operation of the transformer. Several methods are available, but the newly released IEC 62691 standard is based on the interfacial tension measurement between water and the transformer oil.

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Why is wettability important in enhanced oil recovery?

In enhanced oil recovery wettability plays an important role as that determines the interactions between the solid (rock) and the liquids in the reservoirs (crude oil, brine). Wettability has been recognized as one of the key parameters controlling the remaining oil-in-place.

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What is wettability?

Wettability is the preference of a liquid to be in contact with a solid surrounded by another fluid (liquid or gas). Depending on the application, wettability can be wanted or not.

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What is graphene oxide?

Graphene oxide (GO) is the oxidized form of graphene. Graphene oxide is easy to process since it is dispersible in water and other solvents. Due to the oxygen in its lattice graphene oxide is not conductive, but it can be reduced to graphene by chemical methods.

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What is surface free energy?

Surface free energy can be considered as the surface tension of a solid. Surface free energy is calculated through the contact angle measurements. By knowing the surface free energy of the solid, one can predict the behavior of any liquid on the surface.

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