Training course in surface tension & contact angle

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Join our surface science training courses.

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Improving coatings, optimising wettability, adjusting the surface tension of formulations: Modern measuring techniques help you to intervene in the complex processes between surfaces in a targeted manner. We invite you to our instructive surface science training courses in the United Kingdom. You will attend illustrative talks covering theory and applications and become familiar with the most important analysis methods in practical sessions.

This training course is relevant for researchers and QC engineers in:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Paints & Inks
  • Polymers
  • Coatings
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • and many more

General information

  • Two 1-day training courses - book both or just one
  • Max. 35 participants
  • Included: all course material, refreshments, luncheon, and dinner on Sep 17
  • Cancellation: 90% refund if made before Aug 31. No refund after Aug 31

Payment methods

Can't pay by credit card ? Contact us on +44 117 325 0401 or info@kruss.co.uk to arrange for an alternative payment method.

Day 1 (September 17, 2019)

SURFACE TENSION AND FOAM ANALYSIS

Whether used for quality assurance or scientific research, tensiometry is the key measurement technique for analysing the surface and interfacial phenomena of liquids. In this KRÜSS course, we will share our knowledge in this field, introducing you to the theory and practice of all of the methods commonly used for characterising liquid surfaces.

What you will learn

  • Fundamentals and applications of tensiometry
  • Static and dynamic methods for measuring surface and interfacial tension of liquids
  • Methods for characterising liquid foams
  • Demonstration of methods described in lectures
  • Example applications from research and development presented by guest speakers
  • In-depth technical discussion

Practical demonstrations of the methods covered

  • Fully automated SFT, IFT, and critical micelle concentration (CMC) determinations
  • Spinning drop method (for very low IFT)
  • Bubble pressure method (dynamic SFT)
  • Drop volume method (dynamic IFT)
  • Pendant drop method (optical SFT and IFT measurement on a drop)
  • Liquid foam characterisation (foam formation, foam decay, foam structure)
  • Inkjet drop watcher for optimisation of inks and print head settings

Day 2 (September 18, 2019)

CONTACT ANGLE MEASUREMENT

Wettability, adhesion, surface free energy: When it comes to the surface properties of solids, contact angle measurements are an indispensable tool for material research and quality assurance. We would like to share our scientific expertise with you at this KRÜSS course and provide helpful knowledge for applying contact angle measurement techniques.

What you will learn

  • Theoretical introduction to contact angle, surface free energy, and adhesion
  • Illustration of how contact angle, surface free energy (SFE) and adhesion are related
  • Detailed explanation of various measurement techniques
  • Presentation of application cases and solutions
  • Demonstration of methods described in lectures
  • Example applications from research and development, presented by guest speakers

Practical demonstrations of the methods covered

  • Contact angle measurement using a tensiometer: the Wilhelmy method
  • Optical contact angle measurement with dispensed drops
  • Mobile, fully automatic SFE measurement
  • Contact angle from above: using our top-view distance method to take measurements in cavities
  • Measurements on very thin single fibers
  • Wetting analyses of powders, textiles and other porous materials
  • Novel Liquid Needle dosing technique

OUR TEAM

Prof. Alexander Bismarck is professor of Polymer Materials in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His research interests include adhesion and composite interphase design as well as surface modification.

Prof. Julian Eastoe has been a full faculty member in the School of Chemistry since 1993. His track record demonstrates a high international reputation for research in colloids, surfactants and applications of neutron scattering.

Nicholas Hearn obtained his B.Sc. honours degree in Applied Chemistry from Brunel University. He started his career in the field of rheology before joining KRÜSS where he is now regional manager, responsible for the UK & France.

Dr. Andrew Mellor obtained his EngD from University College London. Before joining KRÜSS in 2017 as a technical consultant, he worked in the field of surface chemistry focusing on nanoparticle promoted catalysis.

Dr. Phil Taylor obtained a PhD in Colloid Science from the University of Bristol. He then joined ICI Agrochemicals (now Syngenta) at Jealott´'s Hill Research Station to work in the Formulation Research Group for 20 years.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Two 1-day training courses - book both or just one
  • Max. 35 participants
  • Included: all course material, refreshments, luncheon, and dinner on Sep 17
  • Cancellation: 90% refund if made before Aug 31. No refund after Aug 31

Payment methods

Can't pay by credit card ? Contact us on +44 117 325 0401 or info@kruss.co.uk to arrange for an alternative payment method.

Any questions?

Please contact Ms Anne Bluteau: info@kruss.co.uk

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Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Broad Street

Bristol

BS1 2EL

United Kingdom

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