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Guess the Contact Angle: Abraded Aluminum

As part of the Guess the Contact Angle series, we have brought you a new video that demonstrates how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface preparation processes. In this video, we’ll be using the same piece of aluminum, but now we’ll see what happens when we abrade...

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Using an XPS to Understand Surfaces Critical to Adhesion

In today’s blog post we’ll be highlighting our lab’s capabilities. With the help of Rose Roberts, Ph.D., Senior Custom Applications and Materials Engineer, we’ll complete an overview of our x-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS), one of our more complex tools, and how we use it to research the...

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Guess the Contact Angle: IPA Wiped Aluminum

As part of the Guess the Contact Angle series, we have brought you a new video that highlights best practices when cleaning material surfaces with IPA wipes and we will ask you to "guess" the contact angle measurement after the surface has been cleaned.   The contact angle featured in this demo...

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