~ 3 min

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.

> 3 min

How to rank detergent performance in less than an hour

Throughout the cleaning product life cycle, ranking of performance is an important type of assessment. It can be quite time-consuming, but with the right approach, it is possible to evaluate and rank the product performance in less than one hour. Here we tell you how.

> 2 min

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.

> 4 min

The Sauerbrey equation or viscoelastic modeling? – what happens if you use the wrong method?

Quantifying QCM mass, there are two different approaches to choose from, the Sauerbrey equation or viscoelastic modeling. But what if the wrong method is applied, what happens then? How critical are the consequences? Here we describe what happens if the wrong quantification approach is used.

< 3 min

What does self-cleaning mean?

A self-cleaning surface is any surface with the ability to readily remove any dirt or bacteria on it. Self-cleaning surfaces can be divided into three different categories; superhydrophilic, photocatalytic and superhydrophobic.

> 4 min

Four steps to prevent temperature related problems in QCM measurements

One of the key factors to achieve reliable and reproducible QCM measurements is temperature stability. Here we list the top four factors that will help you eliminate temperature induced artifacts in your QCM data.

> 2 min

Why is contact angle important?

In industry, wettability is important for example when manufacturing electronics or when planning how to extract oil from the oil reservoir. In all these applications, knowing the contact angle value gives a strong indication on the performance of the product or a successfulness of the process.

2 min

How to characterize nanoparticle suspensions

Nanoparticle suspensions are complex systems and their characterization includes several parameters such as size, concentration in solution, shape, surface charge and chemical composition. Here we provide a list of methods that could be used to characterize nanoparticle suspensions.

> 2 min

What is surface tension?

The net force, which effectively aims to keep the liquid together, is called surface tension.

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