~ 3 min

Wettability of superhydrophobic surfaces - Contact angle, friction and adhesion

With increasing understanding of the superhydrophobicity, the measurement methods to quantify the degree of hydrophobicity deserve some thought.

4 min

What is QCM-D?

The QCM-D, which is an extended version of the QCM, is particularly suitable for the characterization of soft layers.

3 min

What is QCM?

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?

~ 15 min

Surface Science – How it all began, from an experimental perspective

Surface science affects and contributes to areas: IT, materials and interface science, biomaterials, biotechnology, medicine, nanotechnology and cleantech.

~ 5 min

Nanoparticle lithography requires a highly controlled nanoparticle deposition

Nanoparticle lithography is a promising fabrication technique. Unlike other techniques, it has a potential to be performed on curved surfaces.

6 min

What is the difference between QCM-D and traditional QCM?

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.

~ 3 min

Why is surface tension important?

Surface tension is needed for life as we know it. Its fundamental and it is also an important parameter in many industrial processes.

~ 2 min

CO₂ – water interfacial tension for CO₂-in-water foam enhanced oil recovery

CO2-in-water foams and how to design surfactants for these systems

~ 7 min

Characterization of Environmentally Responsive Polymers

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.

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