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Research for extreme conditions

Dig into the science of how materials are created to perform under pressure or at high temperature

Explore conditions that demand everything from materials


Researchers in industries such as enhanced oil recovery (EOR), fossil fuels, biomass, smelting plants, glass production, enamels, ceramics, and more rely on a deep understanding of material behaviors under extreme conditions. Read about investigations into liquids, foams, and solids under special thermal or pressure conditions and learn how process and material advancements are made.

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Wetting of battery electrodes

Speeding up a time-consuming process with interfacial analytical methods

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ADVANCE Software

ADVANCE | Adhesion Analysis

The Adhesion Analysis of ADVANCE makes the most of your surface free energy results by calculating scientific parameters for the contact between a solid and a liquid in order assess adhesion


An emulsion is a mixture of substances comprising liquids which are not soluble in one another and in …


Wettability of cosmetic powders and pigments

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for powder wetting and dispersion stability

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Characterization of a versatile emulsifier for low-viscous formulations and liposomal structures

Interfacial analysis of the surfactant polyglyceryl-10 monooleate as part of a comprehensive product …

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A tensiometer is a device for measuring the surface tension of a liquid and/or the interfacial tension …


Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA100HP690 for high-pressure interfacial tension measurements in EOR


Analyzing phase interactions and transitions at high pressures

Drop Shape Analyzer


Micelles are aggregates of molecules of a surfactant in a bulk liquid phase.


Sessile Drop

The sessile drop is the standard arrangement for optical measurement of the contact angle using drop …


Metal plating

Interfacial measurement techniques for characterizing wetting agents and checking for their concentration

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Adsorption coefficient

The adsorption coefficient (adsorption constant) is a measure of the speed at which molecules of a surfactant …



Wetting describes the degree to which a liquid spreads on a solid when it comes into contact with it. …


Fiber reinforced polymers

Contact angle and surface tension for optimizing the wetting and adhesion between fibers and matrix …

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Universal analysis of liquid and solid surfaces | K100

Determining surface and interfacial tension, contact angles, or critical micelle concentration is necessary in many industries. Whether improving surfactants, cosmetics, inks, or pharmaceuti

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表面张力作为一项重要的物性数据,在众多应用领域中都有着重要的研究意义。 而液体表面张力又包括静态、动态表面张力,在此次研讨会中,我们将针对表面张力不同测量方法的特点和应用范围进行分析和讨论。


Webinars & Seminars

Interfacial tension

In the broader sense, interfacial tension is defined as the work which must be expended to increase …


Froth flotation

Optimization of flotation separation using interfacial chemical methods

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Inkjet analysis

Next generation drop watching | DSA Inkjet

High quality inkjet printing requires perfect interplay between printing head control and the ink. The Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA Inkjet with its innovative optical system supports you in rea

ADVANCE Software

ADVANCE | Drop Shape

Comprehensive wetting and adhesion analysis requires intelligent and versatile software – like ADVANCE. The software supports every degree of automization up to full software control of surf

Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA25E for wettability measurement and adhesion


From one-click wettability measurement to analysis of solid-liquid adhesion

Drop Shape Analyzer

Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA30M for wetting analysis on very small surfaces


Precision wettability analysis of microscopically small surfaces

Drop Shape Analyzer

Production of latex

Investigations into the wetting of immersion molds and into dispersion and emulsion stability

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Interfacial Rheology of Particle-Laden Interfaces

Formation and stability of Pickering emulsions

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Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA30R for interfacial rheology


Analyses in interfacial rheology – time-saving and reproducible

Drop Shape Analyzer

Recovery and processing of bitumen

Measuring methods for the extraction of bitumen and its optimization as a building material

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Car glass factory

Adhesion on glass

Contact angle and surface tension in glass cleaning and coating

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Surface treatment of wood

Surface tension and contact angle for optimizing the protection and bonding of wood

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Coating of metals

Chemical interface measurements for protection, painting and bonding

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Contact angle

When an interface exists between a liquid and a solid, the angle between the surface of the liquid and …



Interfacial analysis for emulsion optimization | SDT

The tendency of emulsions to form and stay stable is characterized by the interfacial tension (IFT). The Spinning Drop Tensiometer – SDT helps to optimize emulsions by precisely measuring ve

Soldering processes

Contact angle and surface tension as parameters for optimizing soldering processes

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Wetting and coating of textiles

Contact angle and surface tension for optimizing the coating of functional textiles

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Ultralow interfacial tension in enhanced oil recovery (EOR)

Investigation of a biosurfactant for the environmentally friendly increase of the extraction yield

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Pharmaceuticals and galenics

Interfacial chemical analyses for the production and bioavailability of medicines

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Pendant drop

The pendant drop is a drop suspended from a needle in a bulk liquid or gaseous phase. The shape of the …


Interfacial rheology, surface rheology

Interfacial or surface rheology is a branch of interfacial analysis which is concerned with the reaction …



The new generation tensiometer for liquid and solid surfaces

Force Tensiometer

Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA100HP1750 for wetting and interfacial tension under high pressure


Wetting and interfacial tension under pressure conditions of reservoir stimulation

Drop Shape Analyzer

Drop shape analysis

Drop shape analysis (DSA) is an image analysis method for determining the contact angle from the shadow …


Bubble Pressure Tensiometer – BP100 for analysis of surfactant solutions for dynamic processes


Analysis of surfactant solutions for dynamic processes

Bubble Pressure Tensiometer

Paints, inks and varnishes as liquids

Surface science methods to improve wetting, dispersion stability and foam prevention

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Adhesion on metals

Contact angle and surface tension for the processing of metal surfaces

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Coating of fibers

Methods for monitoring wetting, adhesion and cleaning

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A microemulsion is an emulsion which forms spontaneously, without mechanical action, from a mixture …


Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA100HP690 for high-pressure interfacial tension measurements in EOR


High pressure interfacial analysis for flooding methods in EOR

Drop Shape Analyzer

Work of adhesion

The work of adhesion W12 is the work which must be done to separate two adjacent phases 1 and 2 of a …


Critical micelle concentration (CMC) and surfactant concentration

The CMC (critical micelle concentration) is the concentration of a surfactant in a bulk phase, above …



Surfactants are so-called surface-active substances, as they reduce the surface tension of liquids or …


Polar part

The polar part is that part of the surface free energy of a solid or the surface tension of a liquid …



Spreading describes the expansion of a liquid phase on a second liquid or solid phase (complete wetting). …


Offset printing

Quality assurance by means of interfacial chemical investigations of moistening agents, inks and printing …

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Development of customized demulsifiers

Interfacial rheological measurements on crude oil emulsions

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Owens, Wendt, Rabel and Kaelble (OWRK) method

The Owens, Wendt, Rabel and Kaelble method is a standard method for calculating the surface free energy …


Coating of polymers

Methods for measuring wetting and adhesion

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Surface Science Online Course

Increase your knowledge and update your practical expertise in the field of surface science. Facilitated …


Webinars & Seminars

Bubble pressure tensiometer

A bubble pressure tensiometer is an instrument for determining the dynamic surface tension. The maximum …


Dynamic surface tension

The dynamic surface tension (SFT) or interfacial tension (IFT) is the value of the SFT or IFT referred …


Spinning drop tensiometer

A spinning drop tensiometer is an instrument for determining the interfacial tension. Here, a horizontally …


Inkjet printing

Optimization of the ink, the printing process and the substrate with surface science methods

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Versatile automated wetting and adhesion analysis of solids and liquids

Drop Shape Analyzer

Interfacial rheology of emulsifiers in food

Stability and sensory properties of emulsions and foams

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Diffusion coefficient

In general, the diffusion coefficient (diffusion constant, diffusivity) is a measure of the rate of …


Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA Inkjet for precision printing

DSA Inkjet

Analyzing jetted drops for precision printing

Drop Shape Analyzer


Wettability describes the attempt of a solid to form a common interface with a liquid which comes into …


Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)

Interfacial technology for efficient oil field exploitation

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Drop Volume Tensiometer – DVT50 for emulsions under dynamic conditions


Analysis for emulsions under dynamic conditions

Drop Volume Tensiometer

Wetting by alloys

Measurement of contact angle and surface tension of molten metals

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Paints and varnishes on surfaces

From spreading, adhesion, interfacial tension to the final functions of the finished coating

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Production of cement and concrete

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for the material behavior before and after setting

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Characterization of surfactants

Advanced methods for the investigation of cleaning and wettings agents, emulsifiers, foamers, and more

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Drop Watching

Drop Watching is a video-based method developed for inkjet printing for investigating the properties …


Hydraulic fracturing

Interfacial chemical support in the exploitation of crude oil and natural gas deposits

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Coating of glass

Quality control of the interface chemistry of glass bonds and treated surfaces

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The automated premium solution for wetting and adhesion analysis of solids and liquids

Drop Shape Analyzer

Dispersing of ceramic powders

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for mineral coatings and coated surfaces

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Wetting of pesticides

Surface chemical optimization for optimum wetting, adhesion and sprayability

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Drop volume tensiometer

A drop volume tensiometer is an instrument for determining the dynamic interfacial tension. Drops of …


Surface tension

The work which is required to increase the size of the surface of a phase is referred to as the surface …


Predicting coatability

Contact angle and surface tension results as a basis for targeted development of coating formulations

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Spinning Drop Tensiometer – SDT for low interfacial tensions for optimizing emulsions


Measurement of interfacial tension in a wide range for optimizing emulsions

Spinning Drop Tensiometer

How waveform, surface tension, and viscosity affect the jetting behavior in inkjet printing

An illustration of basic relationships with the Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA Inkjet

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Surface age

The surface age is the period of time from the beginning of the production of a surface or interface …


Application of surfactants

Interfacial chemistry measuring methods for the research and development of surfactants and their technical …

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From an immiscible water-oil system to the ultralow interfacial tension of a microemulsion

Determining IFT in a range of six decades with one and the same instrument

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Adhesion on polymers

Contact angle and surface tension for optimizing plastic coatings