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App Note | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Phenom Desktop SEM: ParticleX as an Enabling Technology in Additive Manufacturing

In the past two decades additive manufacturing (AM) has rapidly evolved from a cutting-edge technology into a routine manufacturing method. The ability to quickly print complex shapes in a cost-effective and energy efficient manner has helped revolutionize the go to manufacturing method in a huge…

Optical image of pendant drop of a sample

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

How Interfacial Rheology Can Replace Inefficient Emulsion Characterization in Droplet-Based Microfluidics

Emulsion Stability in Droplet-Based Microfluidics There are a lack of tools to efficiently predict emulsion stability. Stabilizing emulsions is a significant problem in foods [1], personal care products [2], pharmaceuticals [2], and droplet-based microfluidics. Some major applications of droplet-based microfluidics include single-cell gene sequencing [3],…

VitroJet autogrid sample preparation

App Note | Technology: CryoEM Sample Preparation

Automation and Jet Vitrification: Keys to Revolutionizing Single Particle Analysis Sample Preparation

Plunge freezing has been the gold standard for cryoEM single particle sample prep several decades now [1]. For better and for worse, it did the job. It’s been the method that cryoEM users have relied on to create the samples which have been used in…

DIY cloth masks

App Note | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Effectiveness of DIY masks: How do they work?

The rapid worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has upended all conventional thinking regarding the scope of the damage it is causing and ways to control the spread. Although washing hands frequently and maintaining social distancing are the guidelines to help…

App Note | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Effectiveness of Masks: Fast Answers with Automated SEM Analysis

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has everyone questioning how to protect themselves and help those on the front line of the coronavirus. The CDC recommends facemasks be used for those that have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms and now for anyone in areas with significant…

App Note | Technology: Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Analyzing cleaning of hard surfaces using QCM-D

The rapid spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, is currently the most concerning matter worldwide. The outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The U.S. Food and drug administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and several other government organizations are reducing…

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

Why Your Surgical Mask Orientation Matters: How We Use Wettability to our Advantage

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical masks and N95 respirators (Fig. 1) have gained significant media attention, both for their use as personal protective equipment (PPE) and their limited supply. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that the public wear…

Schematic of a fringe-projection phase shifting measurement

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

Simultaneous Characterization of Topography and Contact Angle

Improved control and design of dental and orthopedic bone implants through simultaneous characterization of topography and contact angle To ensure the safety and quality of medical implants, parameters such as the roughness, cleanliness, and wettability of the surface must be characterized. Because these properties are…

COVID-19 Virus

App Note | Technology: Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Virus Detection with Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM-D)

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a worldwide pandemic that has caused massive disruptions at all levels of life, from government infrastructure and markets to our day-to-day interactions with each other. Like Zika, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and the H1N1 (swine flu) viruses before…

Oil and gas enhanced oil gas EOR

App Note | Technology: Optical Tensiometry

Enhancing EOR with High-Pressure Contact Angle Measurements

Improving Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) with the Attension Theta Flex High Pressure Chamber Measurements As oil demand continues to rise, many oil reservoirs are no longer capable of producing oil by traditional primary and secondary extraction methods. To extract these oils, enhanced oil recovery (EOR)…

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