> 9 min

Young equation – The man behind the contact angle history

Thomas Young was a physician and his most remarkable discoveries are related to vision and light rather than the behavior of liquids on surfaces

~ 3 min

Why is the resonance frequency of a QCM sensor 5MHz?

The fundamental resonance frequency of QCM-sensors is often 5MHz. Learn about the theory behind the number.

~ 4 min

Laser texturing for improved material properties

Laser texturing has gained a lot of interest s due to its superior texturing accuracy, good controllability, and suitability for various materials.

~ 5 min

QSense analysis in Chemical Mechanical Planarization

Learn about how QSense® technology can be used to analyze CMP-related processes, such as additive - surface interaction, residue removal, and etching.

~ 4 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.

~ 6 min

An approach to stop the next pandemic from an unknown virus

To prepare for the next pandemic, we need to think outside the box. One approach could be broad-spectrum antiviral targeting.

> 5 min

Wilhelmy plate method for contact angle measurement

Wilhelmy plate method can be used to measure contact angle.

~ 11 min

Why it is useful to use multiple overtones in QCM measurements

Read about why it is possible to gain valuable information from a viscoelastic sample by monitoring multiple overtones in QCM measurements.

> 5 min

OWRK method – Owens, Wendt, Rabel and Kaelble model

OWRK is one of the most used surface free energy theories. It divides the interfacial interactions into two parts; polar and dispersive.

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