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  • Contact Angle Measurments on Oxidized Polymer Surfaces Containing Water Soluble Species

    Mark Strobel , Seth M. Kirk , Luke Heinzen , Eric Mischke , Christopher S. Lyons , Jim Endle , Derrick Poirier , Giles Dillingham Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology Vol. 29, Iss. 14, 2015

    When Polymer Surfaces are Not Easily Accessible


    A recent collaboration between BTG Labs and 3M scientists demonstrates that the Surface Analyst™ can provide receding contact angles. These contact angles precisely match the Wilhelmy-balance values, but in seconds instead of minutes.

    The Surface Analyst does not only apply to small samples of polymer films. It can also apply to manufactured objects of almost any configuration of sample or material.

    This rapid measurement enables the investigation of polymer surface properties not easily probed by other wettability measurement methods such as dyne solutions.
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