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Using FTIR Spectroscopy to Analyze the Effect of Curing on APTES Films

Using FTIR Spectroscopy to Analyze the Effect of Curing on APTES Films

3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) is an organosilane coupling agent and is often used to introduce chemically reactive amino groups on silicon substrates. [More]
Analyzing Semi-Crystalline Silk Fiber Nanostructures with SAXS/WAXS

Analyzing Semi-Crystalline Silk Fiber Nanostructures with SAXS/WAXS

Silk fibers are of immense practical interest due to their outstanding mechanical properties. It is important to examine the connection between their functional properties and macromolecular structure, to provide a better understanding of these fibers. [More]

Using NIR Spectroscopy to Realize Process Analytical Technology in Process Development

This article discusses how the application of NIR spectroscopy in mix process development optimizes the process knowledge, allows for addition of DoE to generic products, improves transdermal product manufacturing processes, reduces process development and scale-up timelines [More]

Acquiring Fluorescence-Free Raman Spectra Using Novel Raman Spectrometer

This article describes an innovative Raman spectrometer presented in an economical handheld design. The use of a temperature-controlled, distributed Bragg reflector diode laser enables operating the spectrometer in a sequentially shifted excitation mode. [More]
Using FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy to Rapidly Analyze Inks

Using FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy to Rapidly Analyze Inks

Attenuated total reflectance is gaining importance as a FTIR sampling technique as it is easy to use and can accommodate a vast range of materials, including solids, liquids, pastes, gels and powders, in a single platform. [More]
Using a Rotational Rheometer to Assess Product Stability During Transportation

Using a Rotational Rheometer to Assess Product Stability During Transportation

Delicate microstructures found in most consumer products such as toiletries/cosmetics, coatings, foodstuffs rupture easily when transported, and may not regain their original structure until a defined time, or in certain cases, not at all. [More]
The Importance of Rheological Properties in Foam Characteristics

The Importance of Rheological Properties in Foam Characteristics

Many industrial, food, and personal care products can have foams, predominantly liquid foams. Common examples include meringue, ice cream, hair mousse, shaving foam, and beer foam. The characteristics of these foams such as foam consistency and overall consumer acceptability and functionality of final products are greatly influenced by their rheological properties. [More]
Characterizing Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs) to Predict Compounding Performance

Characterizing Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs) to Predict Compounding Performance

Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are composed of two components, namely a tackifier component to make the adhesive sticky and a latex component to allow the tackifier to flow. [More]
Using Gravimetric Sorption Instrumentation to Investigate the Vapor Sorption Properties of Building Materials

Using Gravimetric Sorption Instrumentation to Investigate the Vapor Sorption Properties of Building Materials

Water vapor interactions with solid materials greatly influence a number of processes in industries such as polymers, fuel cell membranes, foods, pharmaceuticals, and building materials. [More]
Using Microporous Materials for Gas Capture and Vapor Separation

Using Microporous Materials for Gas Capture and Vapor Separation

Materials such as zeolites and metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are microporous in nature, which makes them a potential candidate to serve as catalysts and absorbents and in separation processes. [More]