This blog explains the difference between surface and interfacial tension.
Polymers and polyelectrolytes of various conformations are used in many applications where there is a need to tailor the interfacial properties to promote a certain interaction with the surrounding environment. Here we show how polymer layer crosslinking and collapse can be characterized.
This blog post discusses the nanoparticle interaction in biological environment.
This blog shows that nanoparticle deposition can improve thin film solar cell efficiency.
The ability to take up and release water is central for many materials, such as hydrogels, whose function depend on the ability to hydrate and dehydrate. Hydration and swelling are also central when dealing with hygroscopic materials. QCM-D can be used to characterize such swelling phenomenon.
Describes the instrument features needed for successful high-pressure interfacial tension measurements.