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App Note | Technology: Electrospinning

Tissue scaffolds: Perfect nanofibers with Electrospinning

What if you could quickly and easily customize the porosity, flexibility, and strength of your tissue scaffolds to mimic the properties of native tissue more closely? Fabricating tissue scaffolds to…

Measuring the advancing and receding contact angle on a tilted surface

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

Superhydrophobicity, Oleophobicity, and Contact Angle

Introduction Superhydrophobic and oleophobic surfaces are receiving increased attention because of their potential to provide breakthroughs in applications such as anti-fouling, self-cleaning, and anti-freezing. Contact angle measurements are often used…

App Note | Technology: Electrospinning

Controlling temperature and relative humidity for electrospinning and electrospraying sample development

Over the past decade, the emergence and evolution of electrospinning and electrospraying manufacturing techniques have accelerated the development of various applications including tissue engineering, drug delivery, filtration, and energy storage….

App Note | Technology: Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Effect of Excipients, Storage, and Formulation Conditions on Therapeutic Protein Stability

Why are protein – container enclosure interactions important? During manufacturing, storage and delivery processes, therapeutic proteins encounter several surfaces and materials, such as metals, glasses, oils, and polymers. These can…

Langmuir-Blodgett roll-to-roll deposition

App Note | Technology: Langmuir Blodgett

What is Langmuir-Blodgett Roll-to-Roll Deposition?

Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) deposition is a well-established method for generating monolayers of sample onto a substrate. A layer of molecules (or nanoparticles) are placed at the interface and compressed with barriers…

Contact angles demonstrating hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

Cleanliness and quality control testing by contact angle – how clean is my surface?

Contamination can have a wide variety of undesirable effects in manufacturing processes such as polishing, surface treatment, coating application, and etching. Some sources include finger oils from handling, atmospheric dust…

Powder surface as seen in an optical tensiometer

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

Measuring the contact angle, surface free energy and wettability of powders

For powdered materials such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, proppants, and foods, wettability is an important parameter to characterize. As the powders are immersed into a liquid, fluid may wick into the…

Image of tilting contact angle

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

Optical Tensiometry as a Tool to Measure Coating Properties and Substrate Adhesion

How can Optical Tensiometry Characterize Coatings? Coatings are used to modify the properties of the substrate that they cover and are ubiquitous in our everyday lives. They can have functional,…

Energy Storage Concept Image

App Note | Technology: Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Characterization of Surfaces and Surface Reactions in Energy Storage using EQCM-D

There has been a global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy to protect civilization from the worst effects of climate change. Special focus has been given to solar and…

Spontaneous surfactant migration in an air-liquid system and oil-water system

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

Dilatational Rheology of Foams, Emulsions, and Suspensions

The Attension Theta Flex and the Pulsating Drop Module PD-200 Emulsions and foams play a key role in important products such as foods1, pharmaceuticals2, and oil recovery formulations3. The stability…

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