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Assessing Anti-Adhesive Coatings on Medical Textiles with XPS

Assessing Anti-Adhesive Coatings on Medical Textiles with XPS

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is a common technique used for characterizing surfaces of materials. In recent years, new developments in this technology have expanded the scope of applications. [More]
Sputter Depth Profiling of Cross-Linked Plasma Polymers Using Ar Gas Cluster Ion Source

Sputter Depth Profiling of Cross-Linked Plasma Polymers Using Ar Gas Cluster Ion Source

Thin polymer films are used in a wide range of applications from packaging and corrosion protection to solar cells and displays. Kratos has developed a new ion source that has redefined the analysis of thin plasma polymer films by depth profiling. [More]
Rapid Identification of Unknown Chemicals with Handheld Raman Analysis

Rapid Identification of Unknown Chemicals with Handheld Raman Analysis

In cases of chemical leakages during transport or on industrial sites, it is important to determine the characteristics and composition of the leaked material as soon as possible. SciAps Handheld Raman analyzers are ideally suited for this type of application. [More]
An Introduction to Material Friction Coefficient and Temperature

An Introduction to Material Friction Coefficient and Temperature

The coefficient of friction is defined as a measurement of the force of friction between two objects or surfaces. It is an index of the material’s frictional behavior. [More]
Analysing Membrane Proteins using Multi-Detector SEC

Analysing Membrane Proteins using Multi-Detector SEC

Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) is a chromatographic technique which is often utilized in the biological science field. This method is usually adopted to determine the molecular weight of a sample by referencing the elution time of the unknown molecular weight versus the standards of the known molecular weight. [More]
Laser Diffraction Technology for Routine Particle Size Analysis

Laser Diffraction Technology for Routine Particle Size Analysis

This article explains the reason why so many manufacturers need to measure particle size and the reason behind laser diffraction being the method of choice. [More]
Static Light Scattering for Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) - Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)

Static Light Scattering for Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) - Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)

Classical light scattering or static light scattering is a technique utilized to determine gyration’s molecular radius and molecular weight. [More]
Characterizing Branched Copolymers using Triple Detection Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)

Characterizing Branched Copolymers using Triple Detection Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)

Gel Permeation/Size Exclusion Chromatography (GPC/SEC) is typically used to characterize homopolymer molecular weight distributions through comparison of the elution profile of a polymer of interest to that of a known standard. [More]
Temperature Effect on the Surface Zeta Potential of Silica using the Surface Zeta Potential Cell Accessory for the Zetasizer Nano

Temperature Effect on the Surface Zeta Potential of Silica using the Surface Zeta Potential Cell Accessory for the Zetasizer Nano

Malvern Instruments, a renowned materials and biophysical characterization company, has introduced the Zetasizer Nano range of instruments that comes with the surface zeta potential cell accessory. [More]
Testing Gas Permeability Using Differential Pressure Method and Equal Pressure Method

Testing Gas Permeability Using Differential Pressure Method and Equal Pressure Method

Film permeability test can be classified into three parts namely, permeability test for organic gas, permeability test for water vapour, and permeability test for common inorganic gas. [More]