Research of solids

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Advanced products often call for advanced approaches, making it necessary to create specialized substrates for the products of the future or to optimize well-established materials already in use. Uncover how researchers use surface science to create solids that will live up to  performance and durability requirements.

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Wettability

Wettability describes the attempt of a solid to form a common interface with a liquid which comes into …

Glossary

K100

The premium instrument for analyzing surfactants and solid surfaces

Force Tensiometer

Determining the wettability of carbon fiber tows from single fiber contact angle data

A model for the acquisition of wettability data for challenging samples

Application Report

DSA100W

Automatic wettability and adhesion analysis of wafers and other round samples

Drop Shape Analyzer

Interfacial tension

In the broader sense, interfacial tension is defined as the work which must be expended to increase …

Glossary

Adhesion on polymers

Contact angle and surface tension for optimizing plastic coatings

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Hydraulic fracturing

Interfacial chemical support in the exploitation of crude oil and natural gas deposits

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Spreading

Spreading describes the expansion of a liquid phase on a second liquid or solid phase (complete wetting). …

Glossary

Coating of powders

Contact angle measurement for optimizing the success of surface chemical modification

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DSA100HP40

Analyzing phase interactions and transitions at high pressures

Drop Shape Analyzer

Wetting and roughness – What to do if Wenzel does not work?

How contact angle measurements and confocal microscopy can provide an empirical solution

Application Report

Surface treatment of wood

Surface tension and contact angle for optimizing the protection and bonding of wood

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Adhesion on glass

Contact angle and surface tension in glass cleaning and coating

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Webinars & Seminars

Sessile Drop

The sessile drop is the standard arrangement for optical measurement of the contact angle using drop …

Glossary

Replacing the solid needle by a liquid one when measuring static contact angles

Comparison of the traditional solid needle dosing system and a novel pressure-based dosing system, a …

Application Report

Wetting by alloys

Measurement of contact angle and surface tension of molten metals

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Contact angle

When an interface exists between a liquid and a solid, the angle between the surface of the liquid and …

Glossary

Lotus effect

The lotus effect (lotus blossom effect) describes the behavior of ultrahydrophobic surfaces.

Glossary

Offset printing

Quality assurance by means of interfacial chemical investigations of moistening agents, inks and printing …

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Polar part

The polar part is that part of the surface free energy of a solid or the surface tension of a liquid …

Glossary

ADVANCE Software

ADVANCE | Adhesion Analysis

The Adhesion Analysis of ADVANCE makes the most of your surface free energy results by calculating scientific parameters for the contact between a solid and a liquid in order assess adhesion. You can also learn how to improve adhesion, for example by increasing the polarity of a material up to the value determined as optimal.

Improving the reliability of powder contact angles with the Washburn Direct method and a tool for uniform sample preparation

A reproducibility study based on measurements of the water wettability of microcrystalline cellulose …

Application Report

Adhesion on metals

Contact angle and surface tension for the processing of metal surfaces

Use Case

DSA30E

Versatile automated wetting and adhesion analysis of solids and liquids

Drop Shape Analyzer

Recovery and processing of bitumen

Measuring methods for the extraction of bitumen and its optimization as a building material

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Wetting of battery electrodes

Speeding up a time-consuming process with interfacial analytical methods

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DSA100S

The semi-automatic premium solution for wettability analysis

Drop Shape Analyzer

Coating of metals

Chemical interface measurements for protection, painting and bonding

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Production of cement and concrete

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for the material behavior before and after setting

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Tensiometer

A tensiometer is a device for measuring the surface tension of a liquid and/or the interfacial tension …

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Production of electronic boards

Optimization of cleaning and final coating using surface chemical methods

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Wettability of cosmetic powders and pigments

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for powder wetting and dispersion stability

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Wettability of contact lenses

Contact angle measurements for ensuring quality and the development of biocompatible materials

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Metal plating

Interfacial measurement techniques for characterizing wetting agents and checking for their concentration

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Froth flotation

Optimization of flotation separation using interfacial chemical methods

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Dispersing of ceramic powders

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for mineral coatings and coated surfaces

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Pharmaceuticals and galenics

Interfacial chemical analyses for the production and bioavailability of medicines

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Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)

Interfacial technology for efficient oil field exploitation

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Drop shape analysis

Drop shape analysis (DSA) is an image analysis method for determining the contact angle from the shadow …

Glossary

Hysteresis

In general, hysteresis describes the behavior of a system in which an output variable is dependent on …

Glossary

DSA25E

From one-click wettability measurement to analysis of solid-liquid adhesion

Drop Shape Analyzer

SRA

The smooth solution for rough surfaces

Surface Roughness Analyzer

DSAHT

Analyzing wetting and material deformation at up to 2000 °C

Drop Shape Analyzer

Coating of glass

Quality control of the interface chemistry of glass bonds and treated surfaces

Use Case

ADVANCE Software

ADVANCE | Drop Shape

Comprehensive wetting and adhesion analysis requires intelligent and versatile software – like ADVANCE. The software supports every degree of automization up to full software control of surface free energy (SFE) measurement, SFE mapping, or tilting experiments. Using our liquid needle dosing technique, ADVANCE even accesses the SFE within a second.

Tensiometers

Universal analysis of liquid and solid surfaces | K100

Determining surface and interfacial tension, contact angles, or critical micelle concentration is necessary in many industries. Whether improving surfactants, cosmetics, inks, or pharmaceutical ingredients, the benchmark tensiometer K100 is ready to give you fast and reliable results with a high degree of automation.

Surface roughness

Surface roughness is the degree of unevenness of the surface of a solid below the scale of magnitude …

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Confocal microscopy

Confocal microscopy is an optical method for obtaining three-dimensional images of surface textures …

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Wetting

Wetting describes the degree to which a liquid spreads on a solid when it comes into contact with it. …

Glossary

DSA30S

The versatile instrument for semi-automatic wettability analysis

Drop Shape Analyzer

Development of a measuring method for characterizing the surface of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA)

Hydrophobic Recovery and Wilhelmy measuring method with acrylic-acid-based products

Application Report

Fiber reinforced polymers

Contact angle and surface tension for optimizing the wetting and adhesion between fibers and matrix …

Use Case

Owens, Wendt, Rabel and Kaelble (OWRK) method

The Owens, Wendt, Rabel and Kaelble method is a standard method for calculating the surface free energy …

Glossary

DSA25S

Semi-automatic wettability analysis with high dosing precision

Drop Shape Analyzer

Wetting and coating of textiles

Contact angle and surface tension for optimizing the coating of functional textiles

Use Case

Liquid Needle

The Liquid Needle is a dosing technology for optical contact angle measurement developed by KRÜSS.

Glossary

DSA100E

The automated premium solution for wetting and adhesion analysis of solids and liquids

Drop Shape Analyzer

Surface free energy (SFE), surface energy

Surface free energy (SFE) is the work that would be necessary to increase the surface area of a solid …

Glossary

Soldering processes

Contact angle and surface tension as parameters for optimizing soldering processes

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Work of adhesion

The work of adhesion W12 is the work which must be done to separate two adjacent phases 1 and 2 of a …

Glossary

Coating of fibers

Methods for monitoring wetting, adhesion and cleaning

Use Case

Drop Shape

Revolutionary dosing technique | Liquid Needle

Watch the story of the Liquid Needle, our revolutionary dosing technique for contact angle measurement. This fast and reproducible way of drop placement uses a very thin jet which does not distort the drop. Our developers and scientists reveal the process of its creation and talk about how they validated the new method with results that were then published in a peer-reviewed scientific paper.

DSA100HP690

High pressure interfacial analysis for flooding methods in EOR

Drop Shape Analyzer

Surface Science Online Course

Increase your knowledge and update your practical expertise in the field of surface science. Facilitated …

Online

Webinars & Seminars

Polymer blending

Methods of interfacial chemistry for creating new polymer materials

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DSA100M

The premium solution for wettability analysis of microscopically small surfaces

Drop Shape Analyzer

Production of ceramic surfaces

Methods for optimizing the surface of ceramic materials and coatings

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Production of latex

Investigations into the wetting of immersion molds and into dispersion and emulsion stability

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Coating of polymers

Methods for measuring wetting and adhesion

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Paints and varnishes on surfaces

From spreading, adhesion, interfacial tension to the final functions of the finished coating

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Inkjet printing

Optimization of the ink, the printing process and the substrate with surface science methods

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Top-view distance method

The top-view distance method is an optical method for measuring the contact angle.

Glossary

K100SF

The high-precision tensiometer for analyzing the wettability of fibers

Force Tensiometer

DSA100HP1750

Wetting and interfacial tension under pressure conditions of reservoir stimulation

Drop Shape Analyzer

Drop Shape

Universal analysis of wettability and adhesion | DSA100

How intensively a solid is wetted by a liquid strongly depends on the solid’s surface free energy (SFE). The modularity and versatility of the Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA100, our high-end instrument for measuring contact angle and SFE, makes it ready for any task in wetting and adhesion analysis imaginable.

Washburn method

The Washburn method is a method for measuring the contact angle and the surface free energy of porous …

Glossary

Roll-off angle

The roll-off angle is the angle of inclination of a surface at which a drop rolls off it.

Glossary

Biocompatibility of medical implants

Surface characterization for body-compatible dental and bone prostheses